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San Francisco Public Library 

Government Information Center 
San Francisco Public Library 

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San Francisco, CA 94102 

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City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
JAN - 3 2005 



SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



^ Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, January 6, 2005 at 5:30pm 

1145 Market Street, 5 th Floor (Main Conference Room) 

San Francisco, California 

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Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, 

Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, 

Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver 

(2 Vacancies) 

Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chair), Mary F. Burns, Sue Cauthen, Daniel Murphy, Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Bruce Oka (Chair), Emily Drennen, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library 
(Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at 
www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection 
and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave, Room 334, during regular business hours. 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

401 Van Ness Avenue Room 334 - San Francisco, CA 94102-4524 

S(415) 554-6873 FAX (415) 554-4103 




Disability Access 

This meeting will be held at 1145 Market Street (One Trinity Center), 5 th Floor Main Conference Room, San Francisco, CA. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and Muni Metro station is Civic Center. Accessible Muni 
bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 5-Fulton, 9-San Bruno, 19-Polk, 21-Hayes, and 71-Haight-Noriega, and the 
F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more information about Muni accessible services, call 415-923-6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. The Civic Center Garage, 
entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets, includes bicycle racks in view of a parking 
attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) please contact Vincent Dunlap 
(Council Secretary) at (415) 554-6873 at least two business days before the meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical 
sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to 
various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible for 
the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, councils, 
and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures that 
deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness 
Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices of Meetings and Agendas are posted on Muni's Web site at 
http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices of meetings and agendas, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public 
Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 
or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415-554-7854 or by e- 
mail at donna hall@ci.sf.ca. us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Hall or by printing 
Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required by 
the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San 
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Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

City & County of San Francisco 

AGENDA 

Regular Meeting 

for 

Thursday, January 6, 2005 at 5:30pm 

1145 Market Street, 5 th Floor (Main Conference Room) 

San Francisco, California 



Item# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction 
of the Council not on the agenda. 


5:33 


3. 


Report of the Chair 

Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 


5:40 


4. 


Staff Report 

Paul Czechowicz (MTA CAC Staff Liaison) 


5:50 


Staff-Initiated Items 


5. 


MTA FY 2006 Budget (Discussion/Action) 


6:00 


6. 


Use of Parking Meter Zones by Hybrid and Clean Air Vehicles. 

Adding San Francisco Traffic Code Section 202.F to provide 
free use of parking meter zones by hybrid vehicles and clean 
air vehicles displaying a decal issued by the State of 
California, when it is otherwise lawful for the vehicle to park 
continuously in the same zone and within the prescribed time 
limits, from July 1, 2005 until June 30, 2006. (Discussion/Action) 


6:25 


Council-Initiated Items 


7. 


Council Members' Questions and Comments 


6:50 


8. 


Agenda planning for February meeting. 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Thursday, 
February 3, 2005, 5:30pm, 1145 Market Street, 5 th Floor (Main 
Conference Room). 


6:55 


9. 


Adjournment 


7:00 



Attachment Agenda Item 6 



FILE NO. ORDINANCE NO. 



1 Attachment for Item 6 

[Use of Parking Meter Zones by Hybrid and Clean Air Vehicles.] 
3 

(Ordinance adding San Francisco Traffic Code Section 202. F to provide free use of parking meter 
Tories by hybrid vehicles and clean air vehicles displaying a decal issued by the State of 
(California, when it is otherwise lawful for the vehicle to park continuously in the same zone and 

within the prescribed time limits, from July 1, 2005 until June 30, 2006. 

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Note: Additions are single-underline italics Times New Roman ; 

deletions are sthkcthrough italics Times New Roman . 
Board amendment additions are double underlined. 



1Q Board amendment deletions are strik e through norma l. 

** Be it ordained by the People of the City and County of San Francisco: 

'* Section 1 . The San Francisco Traffic Code is hereby amended by adding Section 202. F, to read 

a£ follows: 

14 sec. 202.f. use of parking meter zones by hybrid vehicles and clean air 
Chicles displaying a decal issued by the state of California. 

* " Notwithstanding any other provision of this Article, any hybrid vehicle or clean air vehicle displayir 

Vdecal issued by the State of California shall be entitled to park such vehicle free of charge in any 

parking meter zone during all hours when it is otherwise lawful for the vehicle to park continuously in the 

Isame zone. Time limit requirements for parking in the parking meter zone shall remain in effect. 

20 A hybrid vehicle shall mean a vehicle that utilizes both gasoline and electric power engines in ord 

31 significantly reduce auto emissions and increase fuel efficiency. 

A clean air vehicle must display the State of California issued "Clean Air Vehicle" decal in a readil 

^sible location in order to be entitled to park free of charge in any parking meter zone. 
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Supervisor Alioto-Pier 

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Page 4 

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FILE NO. ORDINANCE NO. 

Section 2. The provisions of this ordinance shall be operative from July 1, 2005 until June 30, 

2006. 

APPROVED AS TO FORM: 
DENNIS J. HERRERA, City Attorney 

By: 



JOHN I. KENNEDY 
Deputy City Attorney 



Supervisor Alioto-Pier 

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Page 5 

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CAC January 6, 2005, minutes 

City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) 

FINAL MINUTES DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

Regular Meeting r^p ^ 7 2005 

Thursday, January 6, 2005 at 5:30 p.m. SAN francisco 

l _ PUBLIC LIBRARY 

1145 Market Street, 5th Floor (Main Conference Room) 
San Francisco, California 

1) Call to Order/ Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The regular meeting of the Municipal 
Transportation Agency citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) was called to order at 5:35 
p.m., Thursday, January 6, 2005. Daniel Murphy (chair) presided. A quorum was present 
including the following: 

MTA CAC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice 
Chair), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Bruce 
Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver. 

MTA CAC Members absent at Roll Call: 

MTA CAC Absent: Sue Cauthen 

San Francisco Municipal Railway [Muni] Staff: Paul Czechowicz (MTA CAC Liaison), 
Alicia Fletcher (MTA Finance and Administration). 

Department of Parking and Traffic [DPT] Present: Diana Hammons (DPT) 

Board of Supervisors: Jennifer Entine-Matz (legislative aid to Supervisor Michela Alioto- 
Pier) 

Community Representatives Present: Jeremy Nelson, Transportation for Livable Cities 

2) Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 



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not noted on the agenda 

3) Report of the Chair: Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 

Inner Geary Plan for the funding of the streetscape improvements. On the matter of the 
removal of 5 stops, BOS voted 9 to 1 (Supervisor Sean Elsbernd dissenting), to reduced the 
proposed removal of 5 stops to removing 3 stops. Tenderloin residents were present at the 
BOS meeting to voice concerns regarding stop removals. 

Michael Burns, MUNI Executive Director, is still consulting with the MTA Board on the Inner 
Geary Plan. 

Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) has been away out of town. He requests the patience of 
the Council as he is presently giving all his pending E-mails his prompt attention. Feel free to 
call him with any pressing questions. 

• Question from Daniel Weaver: has there been more information on the position taken by 
the CAC as to the Concourse Garage? Answer: No response yet, Muni is still working with 
the Concourse Authority to resolve issues. Joan Downey, with update, adds that Mr. Ellzy 
last explained that using one entrance it would be difficult/impossible to use the South pod. 
The connection between the North pod, the originally designed entrance, and the South pod 
are of the same width as the Northern entrance. Another speaker explains that the best of 
the solutions, option #1 , was unacceptable because it precluded a separate bus lane going 
into the Concourse area. 

4) Staff Report: Paul Czechowicz 

Mr. Czechowicz will E-mail the report to the council members when it is completed. 
Noted changes: 

a) This is Alicia Fletcher's last meeting as Budget Director as she moves on to the Planning 
Department as Administration Head or Director of Administration, 

b) Julia Dawson of DPW has transferred to the Fire Department, 

c) Debra Reed, effective January 18, 2005, will be replacing Mr. Vincent Dunlap as the new 
CAC secretary. CAC wishes Mr. Dunlap well with his new endeavors. 

d) Janet Michaelson is currently on vacation, but will continue as DPT Liaison to the CAC. 
Staff-Initiated Items 

5) MTA FY 2006 Budget: Alicia Fletcher 

The deficit of $1 to $1 5 million has been revised to $1 5 to $1 8 million for fiscal year 2005 
driven by the significantly rising cost of fuel and the failure of the November's tax measures. 
Salaries and retirement contributions are also affecting the budget. Another contributing 
factor was that anticipated service reductions that were not implemented. 

Budget strategies include looking at restricting overtime, limiting materials/supplies, using 
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service changes. Revenues from advertisements have increased. 

The next few MTA Board meetings will cover revenue and expenditure solutions, followed by 
putting together a package driven by stakeholders and policy makers. 

a) Question from Dorris Vincent: what is meant by materials and supplies? Ms. Fletcher 
responds these would be for materials for vehicle repairs. 

b) Question from Emily Drennen regarding the view of doing the integrated DPT/MUNI 
Budget for next year especially in view of staff changes including Ms. Fletcher's job? Ms. 
Fletcher answered that this presentation was not prepared to give a clear picture of getting 
integrated at this time. The topic will be addressed at the next board meeting, however the 
joining of the funds is technically projected for sometime in the summer. 

c) Question from Dorris Vincent regarding the new Light Rail service on Third Street, will it be 
more costly than running the #1 5, and will that be only at start up or will that be an on-going 
financial impact? Answer, while faster and more customer-friendly, light rail is more 
expensive to operate than traditional buses. 

d) Question from Norman Rolfe asking what different solutions are being pursued, such as 
raising garage rates, approaching BOS to raise meter rates and parking fines. Ms. Fletcher 
answers that the January 18, 2005 Board meeting will be about revenue proposals which 
would including various budget solutions. 

e) Question from Steve Ferrario (Vice Chair), referring to an item in the presentation on 
revenue changes for Muni, is this a result of increase in fares or a result of increase in riders 
that Muni is hoping to have? Ms. Fletcher answers that it is an increase in riders. 

f) Question from Daniel Murphy (Chair), was the only reason that the contemplated service 
cuts from last year didn't go in to affect due to lack of the CEQA State of Emergency finding 
from the MTA Board? Ms. Fletcher answers that some of the service reductions that required 
environmental review were not feasible for this year. To implement the remaining service 
reductions, Muni is required through the MOU to confer with the union on a general signup to 
incorporate the needed changes. The union's current stand on the proposed general signup 
is negative. 

g) Dorris Vincent said that a sign-up occurred in September 2004. Ms. Fletcher responded 
that September 2004 was a Divisional signup versus the present General signup issue. 

h) Question from Joan Downey, is the union's objection due to possible concerns over 
personnel reduction? Ms. Fletcher responds that service reductions are easily implemented 
due to the high attrition rate, however overtime would be impacted. 

"Public Comment" 

a) David Pilpel asks, on unplanned budget cuts, how many runs are not going out now, either 
because of budget or not because of budget and what level of missed service would be 
required to balance the budget, i.e.; without the Signup, how will the budget be affected; if we 
don't do something, then 50 or 100 runs a day will be missing; if drivers don't show up to 
work and there are no extras, then that's it, no service? This can be good information to 
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b) Jeremy Nelson comments on looking into building a Rainy Day fund, some sort of surplus 
fund during the healthy economy years to be utilized during the tough times. 

6) Use of Parking Meter Zones by Hybrid and Clean Air Vehicles. 

Adding San Francisco Traffic Code Section 202.F to provide free use of parking meter 
zones by hybrid vehicles and clean air vehicles displaying a decal issued by the State 
of California, When it is otherwise lawful for the vehicle to park continuously in the 
same zone and within the prescribed time limits, from July 1, 2005 until June 30, 2006: 
Diana Hammons and Jennifer Entine-Matz 

Ms. Diana Hammons opens with a presentation on the legislation sponsored by 
Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier also supported by Mayor Gavin Newsom. MTA CAC 
recommends to MTA and BOS to oppose legislation allowing free use of parking 
meter zones for Hybrid and Clean Air vehicles. Permits would allow tracking the 
number of vehicles utilizing the exemption and to determine at the end of the 12- 
month period the potential revenue impact. DPT is not taking a position on this issue 
because it is a policy issue the elected officials have conceived. 

a) Question from Daniel Murphy (Chair) if there has been any estimate on the revenue 
impact. Ms. Hammons responds that efforts to query DMV, Department of the 
Environment, California Air Resources Board, various, yielded no success on 
estimated vehicles registered in San Francisco or the Bay Area. 

b) Question from Steve Ferrario (Vice Chair), probing the possibility of meter abuse, 
i.e., parking all day. Ms. Hammons responds that this issue has been taken under 
consideration. 

c) Question from Dorris Vincent, inquires about controls of non-bay area vehicles. 

d) Ms. Hammons responds that this trial would only apply for San Francisco permits. 

e) Comment from Norman Rolfe, objects to the project as it further reduces revenue to 
our already existing revenue shortfalls and built-in deficits. Additionally, this is 
supposed to be a Transit First city, whereas this legislation encourages more 
automobiles, which causes more traffic congestion. 

f) Comment from Emily Drennen, a lot of people are transit riders. People who can 
afford a car at all can't afford to buy a hybrid vehicle. Parking costs is a huge deciding 
factor for parking and operating cars. For those affording these cars, it increases car- 
ownership and again impacts pedestrians, bicyclists, collision rates and slow down 
transit. 

g) Comment from Art Cimento, the purpose of the legislation is to encourage hybrid 
purchases. Doubts that any decisions to buy hybrids are based on getting free meter 
parking. Free meter parking would merely be a giveaway rather than an incentive. 

None of the CAC members spoke in favor. A Council member stated two reasons for 
disfavor; that we have a Transit First City and that this legislation doesn't really match 
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Motion: 

Norman Rolfe moves that the MTA CAC recommends to the BOS a NO vote on this 
legislation. Dorris Vincent seconded the Motion to oppose. 

Daniel Murphy (Chair) entertained a motion from Mr. Rolfe: The MTA CAC 
recommends that the Board of Supervisors and the MTA Board oppose legislation 
allowing free use of parking meter zones by hybrid vehicles and clean air vehicles. 

A CAC member offered to testify with the litany of issues along with a letter outlining 
reasons/objection. Also, he will cc/copy the letter to the CAC Council. 

"Public Comment" 

a) Jeremy Nelson, Transportation for Livable City, strongly opposes this legislation, 
stating several reasons including: 

i. Does not feel that free parking at meters is a strong enough incentive to influence 
car purchase decisions, 

ii. Free meters will encourage increased driving by existing hybrid car owners, 
aggravating Muni delays and traffic congestion, 

iii. Will cut into Muni revenue from Parking Meters, 

iv. Studies indicate that American Hybrids while using electric power are less gas 
efficient than gas powered vehicles. 

b) Mr. Nelson would like the CAC to support, for example, a Gas Guzzler surcharge or 
gas tax for fuel inefficient vehicles or a Residential Permit Parking surcharge for 
vehicles, based on their length and weight. 

c) David Pilpel expresses concerns on administrative costs, i.e., staff, time and 
processing of parking decals. He is in favor of incentives within the City structure 
without losing any parking revenue, which would be not free, such as priority parking 
spaces within garages, similar to disabled spaces. 

Ms. Hammons adds that another parking rate proposal will be presented to the MTA 
Board in another week, a request to the Mayor for a 25% monthly discount at garages 
for hybrids and alternative fuel vehicles. 

Jennifer Entine-Matz (just arriving), a legislative aide to Supervisor Michela Alioto- 
Pier, echoed the points on the proposed legislation for a one-year trial of free parking 
at meters for hybrid vehicles. 

Various CAC board members reiterate the CAC points of objection. 

With Motion to oppose and with the seconded Motion already spoken, all present CAC 
Members voted to approve the motion from Mr. Rolfe. 

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7) Council Members' questions and Comments: 

a) Question from Norman Rolfe, what is the progress on the Planning Director search. 
Paul Czechowicz responds that there are three deputy-level positions posted on the 
Web. A CAC member added that applications have been received. 

b) Question from Steve Ferrario (Vice Chair), if there has been any decision on the alignment 
of the Central Subway. Daniel Murphy (Chair) responds that Rescue Muni has been 
involved, but no word as to the progress. 

c) Comment from Emily Drennen in searching for good resource information, she found 
some really great magazines containing a wealth of information such as "Governing" with 
information on each state, locality, who's in charge, etc. "Mass Transit" is another good 
source. These monthly magazines are free and available through on-line signup. 

d) Concerns from Joan Downey: 

i. Someone brought up an issue about the traffic signal timing on Geary Street before the 
BOS meeting. Starting from Masonic down to the oceanfront, the signal lights' timing needs 
to be reprogrammed. Paul Czechowicz will look into the matter of programming signal lights. 

ii. Reports a letter was written to DPT regarding problems with delivery trucks double-parking 
on Cole Street between Carl and Parnassus. Bus flow is impacted. 

e) Question from Daniel Weaver reporting that merchants on Ocean Avenue are requesting 
that their customers be given more time than 1 hour on parking meters. What DPT process is 
available? Paul Czechowicz will look into the matter for Mr. Murphy. 

"Public Comment" 

a) David Pilpel suggested to invite Jack, Harvey or somebody from the Traffic Engineering 
side along with Janet Michaelson (Liaison) to address questions on how they get requests, 
response timeframe, and how requests should be routed. 

8) Agenda planning for February meeting: 

February's meeting will likely be Budget focused. Budget package is due to be 
presented before the MTA Board in February. Would like the CAC Council to review 
the budget package developed by the new finance staff before February 3, 2005. 
Possibly a special full CAC meeting may be called for later in February. 

In view of the upcoming holidays, Martin Luther King's Birthday and Washington's 
Birthday, both the PMC and OCSC committees need to reschedule those meetings. 

9) Adjournment Meeting adjourned at 7:30 



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City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
.Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 



Notice of Rescheduled Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Tuesday, February 8, 2005 at 5:30pm 

1145 Market Street, 5 th Floor (Main Conference Room) 

San Francisco, California 



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Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, 

Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, 

Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver 

(2 Vacancies) 



Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
JAN 3 1 2005 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chair), Mary F. Burns, Sue Cauthen, Daniel Murphy, Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Bruce Oka (Chair), Emily Drennen, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library 
(Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at 
www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection 
and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave, Room 334, during regular business hours. 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

401 Van Ness Avenue Room 334 - San Francisco, CA 94102-4524 

® (415) 554-6873 FAX (415) 554-4103 



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Disability Access 

This meeting will be held at 1145 Market Street (One Trinity Center), 5 th Floor Main Conference Room, San Francisco, CA. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and Muni Metro station is Civic Center. Accessible Muni 
bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 5-Fulton, 9-San Bruno, 19-Polk, 21-Hayes, and 71-Haight-Noriega, and the 
F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more information about Muni accessible services, call 415-923-6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. The Civic Center Garage, 
entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets, includes bicycle racks in view of a parking 
attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) please contact Vincent Dunlap 
(Council Secretary) at (415) 554-6873 at least two business days before the meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical 
sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to 
various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible for 
the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, councils, 
and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures that 
deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness 
Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices of Meetings and Agendas are posted on Muni's Web site at 
http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices of meetings and agendas, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public 
Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 
or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415-554-7854 or by e- 
mail at donna hall@ci.sf.ca. us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Hall or by printing 
Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required by 
the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report lobbying activity. For 
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Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

City & County of San Francisco 

AGENDA 

Notice of Rescheduled Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Tuesday, February 8, 2005 at 5:30pm 

1145 Market Street, 5th Floor (Main Conference Room) 

San Francisco, California 



Item# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/ Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Adopt Minutes of January 6, 2005 

(Attachment) (Discussion/Action) 


5:33 


3. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction 
of the Council not on the agenda. 


5:38 


4. 


Report of the Chair 

Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 


5:45 


5. 


Staff Report 

Debbie Denison acting for Paul Czechowicz (MTA CAC Staff Liaison) 


5:55 


Staff-Initiated Items 


6. 


MTA FY 2006 Budget 

Shannon Gaffney, (Acting MTA Budget Director) (Discussion/Action) 
Finance & Administration Committee Recommendations 

(Discussion/Action) 


6:05 


Council-Initiated Items 


7. 


Council Members' Questions and Comments 


7:20 


8. 


Agenda planning for February meeting. 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: Thursday, March 
3, 2005, 5:30pm, 1145 Market Street, 5 th Floor (Main Conference 
Room). 


7:25 


9. 


Adjournment 


7:30 



Attachment Agenda Item 2 

Draft Minutes for CAC Meeting of January 6, 2005 



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City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) 

FINAL MINUTES 

of DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

Regular Meeting 
f SEP 2 7 2005 

>^ ? Thursday, February 8, 2005 at 5:30 p.m. 

SAN FRANCISCO 

1145 Market Street, 5th Floor (Main Conference Room) PUBLIC LIBRARY 
San Francisco, California 



1. Call to Order/ Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The regular meeting of the Municipal 
Transportation Agency citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) was called to order at 5:35 
p.m., Thursday, January 6, 2005. Daniel Murphy (chair) presided. A quorum was present 
including the following: 

MTA CAC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice 
Chair), Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman 
Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver. 

MTA CAC Members Absent at Roll Call: 

MTA CAC Absent: Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [Muni] and Department of Parking and 
Traffic [DPT] Present: Deborah Denison (Acting MTA CAC Liaison), Debra Reed (MTA 
CAC Secretary) 

Community Representatives Present: David Pilpel, Bob Planthold (Senior Action Network) 

2. Adopt Minutes of January 6, 2005: 

Minutes of January 6, 2005 MTA CAC meeting were adopted 

Move to adopt the minutes by Dorris Vincent with the necessary corrections: 



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a) Correct Emily Drennen's comment on page 4 

b) Correct the spelling of Dorris Vincent's name on page 1 
2nd by Norman Rolfe 

CAC passed unanimously 

3. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda 

No comments from the public. 

4. Report of the Chair: Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 

a) Mr. Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) introduced Debra Reed, as the new MTA CAC Secretary. 

b) Mr. Murphy attended the February 1, 2005, MTA Board of Directors and Executive 
Director's meeting. In a brief conversation with Michael Burns (Executive Director) about 
service standards, as a result of surveys through Next Bus and other sources, Mr. Burns was 
feeling confident about the progress of meeting the 85% On Time standard. MUNI has 
identified problems in the system and scheduling problems in need of adjustments. 

5. Staff Report: Deborah Denison (Acting CAC Liaison) 
No report for February '05. 

Staff-Initiated Items 

6. MTA FY 2006 Budget: Stuart Sunshine, Deputy Executive Director 

Mr. Murphy E-mailed a list of questions to Mr. Sunshine. 

From the presentation presented to the Board of Directors on February 1 , 2005, we continue 
to work with policy makers to come up with alternatives, such as, looking at transfers, 
parking measures, citations. On February 28, 2005 will be the vote on the balance budget 
package. 

From Daniel Murphy's E-mail of questions: 

a) There was a question about Third Street startup costs in the budget. If Third Street 
won't be starting up in FY06, are these funds likely to be expended? If not, why aren't 
they redeployed to things we'll be paying in FY06? 

There are some training costs associated with the operation opening of that line. Money has 
been set aside. While there is still some question as to the official start date, there will be a 
period of time for testing. Delays have been attributed to the issues DPW had with the 4th 
Street Bridge. 

b) If we could get a list of monthly fast pass sales figures before and after the last fare 
increase, or for the last couple of years generally, that would be helpful. I've gotten 

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some questions from the public about that, and some CAC members have asked me 
for this piece of information. 

Mr. Sunshine will forward the fast pass sales figures to Mr. Murphy at a later date, as he did 
not have the information with him. 

c) There was a question about whether we have a breakdown of non-platform 
positions being cut in the current FY06 proposal, and their programmatic impacts. 

Mr. Sunshine answered that there has been no plans regarding cutting any non-platform 
positions. While vacancies may go unfilled, no cuts are being proposed. 

d) Is the parking tax collected from hotel garages that provide parking for guests? 

Mr. Bob Planthold said that the Senior Network had worked with Susan Leou (Treasurer). 
According to Ms. Leou, hotels charge no tax on guest parking, but upon acting as a 
commercial garage for non-guest patrons parking while attending an event, these are then 
charged parking tax. Hotels do not have to and are not suppose to charge parking tax on 
their registered room guests. Mr. Murphy is not aware of any enforcement in place to insure 
that garages converting to valet thus increasing their number of revenue generating spaces 
are volunteering this information to the City for tax collection purposes. 

e) What is the time frame for having parking meters accept Translink cards, or some 
other card for payment? One of the concerns raised about parking meter rates was 
the practical one about people having to carry around large quantities of quarters. 

Mr. Sunshine said that the new meters have been purchased to work with meter debit cards 
in response to motorists needing large quantities of quarters to feed meters. A pilot program 
is slated for fall of this fiscal year to introduce meter debit cards, be it Translink or other card 
venders. 

i. Steve Ferrario asked who sets parking meter rates. Mr. Sunshine responded that the DPT 
Commission sets meter rates based on input from the DPT Executive Director, small 
business associations, merchants, and neighbors. 

ii. Emily Drennen asked if the State's cut/slice of sales taxes will impact the budget. Mr. 
Sunshine responded that the Governor's Proposition 42 used to balance the state budget 
had resulted in a $5 million dollar impact to MUNI. It is projected to end in 2007. 

iii. Cesar Perez questioned the possibility of increasing PCOs? Mr. Sunshine responded that 
maintenance and vendor personnel would reprogram meters. PCOs would be shifted around 
through changes in deployment strategies, rather than increasing personnel. 

iv. Daniel Murphy asked if the $0.0025 sales tax (Proposition E) may be a viable solution. Mr. 
Sunshine responded that in view of the fact that the Directors are not elected officials, the 
MTA Board having the authority to placing a tax on the ballot is a subject for research. 

v. Bruce Oka asked about service reduction on the 2 Clement line. Mr. Sunshine responded 
that service reduction impact on the budget is $5 million to $20 million. The first step is to 
look at headway adjustment, the policy, etc. 

Public Comment 



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i. Bob Planthold, Senior Action Network, asked about the elimination of paper transfers and 
senior fare increases. Mr. Sunshine responded that at this time the push to keep the $.35 
cash fare for Seniors, Disabled and Youth, along with the paper transfer structure is to stay 
as is, however these could possibly change as the budget plan develops. 

ii. David Pilpel felt that an increase in PCOs would result in better enforcement and still 
generate revenue. Mr. Sunshine responded that the deployment structure of PCOs is being 
analyzed for different strategies for a better result. 

Finance & Administration Committee Recommendations from Monday, 

Recommendations from the MTA CAC, compared to the staff proposal, the MTA Board: 

i) Raise garage rates more aggressively, using private garage rates as a benchmark; 

CAC passed unanimously 



ii)(t ^l!f» ww *fr*'W_ 

$4/hour in the downtown core; 



-►Raise parking meter rates to $2/hour in neighborhoods and 



2 opposed Steve Ferrario and Dan Weaver - Mr. Weaver feels that meter increases should 
be deferred until after meters are upgraded from coin-fed only to systems that would also 
accommodate pay-cards, such as Translink, debit-cards, etc. 

Item not agreed to - 7 CAC yes votes / 2 CAC no votes (need 8 yes to pass) 

iii) Raise Residential Parking Permit rates higher to maximum as permitted by law; 
(Amended) 

iv) Increase parking meter hours and days. (Amended) 

CAC passed unanimously 

Recommendation from the MTA CAC that the senior, disabled, and youth Fast Pass be 
raised to $12, and that the senior, disabled, and youth cash fare remain at $0.35. 

CAC passed with 1 opposed Emily Drennen 

Recommendation from the MTA CAC: 

i) Whereas Parking fines and fees constitute the largest percentage of the MTA's revenue, 
the MTA CAC urges the MTA Board to raise parking fines beyond the proposed penalty 
amounts, including raising the street cleaning fine to $40.00 and raising the meter and 
residential parking permit fines to $50.00. (Amended) 

2nd by Joan Downey 

CAC passed with 1 opposed Dan Weaver 

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million, the MTA CAC urges to MTA Board to adopt fare increases as a last resort. 

2nd by Norman Rolfe 

CAC passed unanimously 

Class Pass Program: 

Recommendation from the MTA CAC that Muni work actively to expand the Class Pass 
program to all San Francisco college campuses, including City College of San Francisco; 
San Francisco State University; the University of California, San Francisco; the University of 
California, Hastings College of the Law; and Golden Gate University, and that Muni pursue 
other Transportation Demand Management programs in the future. The MTA CAC further 
requests that Muni report on the progress of Class Pass expansion efforts by August 2005. 

CAC passed unanimously 

Recommendation from Daniel Murphy that the MTA Board consider placing on the Ballot a 
sales tax measure dedicated to funding MUNI and non-auto transportation (example, 
pedestrian and bike transportation) with the clear stated objectives of preventing or for 
staling future fare increases and service cuts and meeting the Proposition E service 
standards. 

CAC passed unanimously 

"Public Comment" 

David Pilpel suggested that to the extent that service adjustments are part of the budget 
solution, that specific service changes be brought to the CAC for review and an appropriate 
public outreach occur. 

Recommendation from Norman Rolfe that to the extent that service adjustments are 
adopted as part of the FY05 or the FY06 budget that the MTA CAC be consulted on the 
specific proposals for such adjustments. 

2nd by Bruce Oka 

CAC passed unanimously 

Recommendations from the MTA CAC that the MTA Board not adopt the following revenue 
options: 

i. Charging for transfers or eliminating; (Amended) 

ii. Charging a surcharge for express buses; 

iii. Eliminating the token discount; 

iv. Eliminating Fast Pass use on BART. 

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Council-Initiated Items 

7) Council Members' Questions and Comments: 

a) Joan Downey asked Deborah Denison about the decline of token supply. 

i. Hoarding has resulted in recent scarcity of tokens. MUNI is considering using paper tokens 
and to discontinue using the physical token. 

ii. Also priority for tokens has been given to non-profit charity organizations. Bob Planthold 
responded that the City through Department of Human Services gives tokens to people on 
General Assistance or Welfare through non-profit firms to assist people seeking employment, 
etc. 

b) Norman Rolfe and Steve Ferrario recalled that New York would change the design of their 
tokens with each fare change. 

c) Dan Weaver would like a representative from Translink to talk about the connection 
between planning for Translink cards, parking meter cards and our new parking meters. 

d) Emily Drennen would like a report from DPT and DA on the Proposition K funding and 
expenditure plans. Daniel Murphy suggested that the FAC committee meeting would be a 
better platform for the discussion. 

e) Steve Ferrario asked about MUNI's long-term plan on proof of payment. Daniel Murphy 
had a discussion with Michael Burns who seemed to be reluctant to move to a no-fare gate 
system. Mr. Murphy discussed some of the recommendations from OCSC on how fare gates 
should work. 

f) Emily Drennen asked that with the new fare gates would there be a way to read the 
disabled fast pass? Steve Ferrario responds that the gates will have Translink. 

g) Bruce Oka comments that Translink is a great system, but it will not be used for Para 
transit. 

8) Agenda planning for February meeting: 

a) Deborah Denison would like to propose changes to the service standards at the MTA CAC 
Council meeting. She would like to bring other staff members, Susan and others who are 
involved in compiling. She is hoping for an in-depth discussion of auditor's recommendations 
and changes for FY06. Mr. Murphy will schedule the March 21, 2005, OCSC committee 
meeting followed by the full MTA CAC council meeting on April 7, 2005. 

b) On Mr. Weaver's suggestion, Daniel Murphy would like to invite a representative from 
Translink project for an update report. 

9) Adjournment 7:55 p.m. 






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City & County of^San Francisco DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

Municipal Transportation Agency 
^Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) MAR - 1 2005 

SAN FRANCISCO 

^Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda public library 

for 

Thursday, March 3, 2005 at 5:30pm 

1145 Market Street, 5th Floor (Main Conference Room) 

San Francisco, California 

Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, 

Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, 

Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver 

(2 Vacancies) 

Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chair), Mary F. Burns, Sue Cauthen, Daniel Murphy, Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Bruce Oka (Chair), Emily Drennen, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent 

NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public 

Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's 

website at w ww.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public 

inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave, Room 334, during regular business 

hours. 

The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows : 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

401 Van Ness Avenue Room 334 - San Francisco, CA 94102-4524 

Phone (41 5) 554-6873 FAX (41 5) 554-41 03 



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Disability Access 

This meeting will be held at 1 145 Market Street (One Trinity Center), 5th Floor Main 
Conference Room, San Francisco, CA. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and Muni Metro station is 
Civic Center. Accessible Muni bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 5-Fulton, 9- 
San Bruno, 19-Polk, 21 -Hayes, and 71-Haight-Noriega, and the F-Market & Wharves 
(Historic Streetcar Service). For more information about Muni accessible services, call 415- 
923-6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. 
The Civic Center Garage, entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and 
Larkin Streets, includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) 
please contact Debra Reed (Council Secretary) at (415) 554-6873 at least two business days 
before the meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, 
environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public 
meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based 
products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic 

Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices 
are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from 
the meeting room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, 
or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct 
the peoples' business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the 
people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection 
and copying at 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices of 
Meetings and Agendas are posted on Muni's Web site at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . 
Notices of meetings and agendas, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public 
Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San 
Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall 
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Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy 
from Ms. Hall or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the 
Internet at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, 
Section 2.100, to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the 
Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, 
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Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

City & County of San Francisco 

AGENDA 

Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, March 3, 2005 at 5:30pm 

1145 Market Street, 5th Floor (Main Conference Room) 

San Francisco, California 



Item 
# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Adopt Minutes of February 8, 2005 

(Attachment) (Discussion/Action) 


5:33 


3. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within 
the jurisdiction of the Council not on the 
agenda . 


5:38 


4. j 

„ ,. , „ I 


Report of the Chair 

Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 


5:45 


5. 


Staff Report 

Paul Czechowicz (MTA CAC Staff Liaison) 


5:55 


Staff-Initiated Items 


6. 


Muni 2nd Quarter Performance Reports 
Debbie Denison, Superintendent Performance 
Monitoring and Analysis Muni (Discussion/Action) 


6:05 


7. 

i 


DPT 2nd Quarter Performance Reports 


6:30 



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(Discussion/Action) 


| 


Council-Initiated Items 


8. 


Council Members' Questions and Comments 


6:50 


9. 


Agenda planning for April meeting. 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: 

Thursday, April 7, 2005, 5:30pm, 1145 Market 
Street, 5th Floor (Main Conference Room). 


6:55 


10. 


Adjournment J 


7:00 



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Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) 

FINAL MINUTES 

Regular°Meeting DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

^ 3 Thursday, March 3, 2005 at 5:30 p.m. SEP 2 7 2005 

1145 Market Street, 5th Floor (Main Conference Room) public library 
San Francisco, California 

1. Call to Order/ Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The regular meeting of the Municipal 
Transportation Agency citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) was called to order at 5:35 
p.m., Thursday, March 3, 2005. Daniel Murphy (chair) presided. A quorum was present 
including the following: 

MTA CAC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice 
Chair), Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Bruce Oka, Cesar 
Perez, and Norman Rolfe. 

MTA CAC Members absent at Roll Call: Sue Cauthen. 

MTA CAC Absent: Mary Burns, Dorris Vincent, and Daniel Weaver. 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [Muni] and Department of Parking and 
Traffic [DPT] Present: Paul Czechowicz (MTA CAC Liaison), Deborah W. Denison (MTA), 
and Debra Reed (MTA CAC Secretary). 

Community Representatives Present: None. 

2. Adopt Minutes of February 8, 2005: 

Motion to adopt the February minutes by Norman Rolfe, with spelling corrections. 
2nd by Bruce Oka 



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CAC passed unanimously 

3. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: 

None. 

4. Report of the Chair: Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 

a) The MTA Board approved the Budget by a 4 to 2 vote. 

i. Director Will Den unsuccessfully made an attempt to amend by adding that all future fare 
increases should be contingent on achieving the 85% On Time Standard for night, weekend 
and owl services. 

ii. Mr. Murphy testified before the MTA Board hearing with recommendations from the MTA 
CAC. Some changes were: 

1. Parking and garage rates were raised 

2. RPP raised to $60.00 instead of $50.00 

iii. The Lifeline Fast-pass, a new fare instrument, is a discounted pass for adults eligible 
through a Working Families' Assistance program through the Department of Social Services, 
also recipients of AFDC, GA, etc. 

b) Developments on the Clean Air Plan: 

i. Progress is being made in acquiring filters for the particulate-matter part to be purchased 
from a vendor based in Japan in order to transition a fleet of our buses. Also some of our 
oldest buses would be replaced by purchased and re-powered AC Transit buses available 
for sale as a result of their major service cuts. 

ii. Supervisor Tom Ammiano introduced a resolution at the BOS to support the Clean Air 
program. Mr. Murphy was invited to Supervisor Ammiano's chambers along with members of 
the Environmental Advocates and Rescue MUNI to talk through some of the differences on 
various points. The language of Supervisor Ammiano was then changed to reflect the action 
being taken on the Clean Air plan and to proceed with the hybrid purchase. Thus the 
resolution then passed the Board of Supervisor (BOS) unanimously. 

iii. Marty Mellera said that recently acquired hybrid buses by way of New York MTA were 
presently testing well. 

c) Mr. Murphy and Steve Ferrario met with Michael T. Burns to talk about budget, fares and 
the CAC's desires to increase parking returns also find other revenue sources. 

Comments and Questions from the CAC 

a) Steve Ferrario asked about the Cable Car work-stoppage. Paul Czechowicz responded 
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b) Bruce Oka asked if the cash fare increase from 350 to 500 was ever presented before the 
MTA CAC. Mr. Murphy responded that MTA opted not to adopt the CAC's recommendation 
for the 350 to remain, but of their own accord decided to raise the fare to 500. 

c) Griffith Humphrey asked about increase of street sweeping citations. Mr. Murphy 
answered that fine was increased to $40.00. 

d) Norman Rolfe asked about Clean Air buses considered for purchase. Mr. Murphy 
responded that due to a tight budget the order for 30-foot busses was reduced from 40 to 30 
buses. There was also an RFP for an order of 40-foot busses. 

e) Emily Drennen asked if MUNI was required to return funds granted by Bay Area Air 
Quality Management District due to delayed progress of Clean Air buses purchases. Mr. 
Murphy responded that he would need to ask Michael T. Burns. MUNI is drawing on funds 
from many sources to help finance clean air conversion as well as purchase of hybrid buses. 

f) Joan Downey asked if the 37 Corbett is still a "Must Fill" line. Paul Czechowicz will 
research the answer for Ms. Downey. 

5. Staff Report: Paul Czechowicz 

Staff report was not prepared. Mr. Czechowicz will E-mail the report. 

a) Deborah Ward from the Airport Department has joined MUNI as the new Budget Director. 

b) Hotel Vitale on Stuart Street will be opening. 
Staff-Initiated Items 

6. MUNI 2nd Quarter Performance Reports: (Discussion/Action) Deborah W. Denison 

a) Ms. Denison distributed a bulletin on Token booklets affective February 28, 2005. Joan 
Downey added that metal tokens are still valid fare. 

b) Ms. Denison distributed and reviewed the 2nd Quarter Performance report. 
Questions and Comments from the MTA CAC 

a) Emily Drennen asked what is Master Training. Paul Czechowicz responded that it is a 5- 
day training course on how we provide service, which includes passenger interaction, stress 
management techniques, anger management, etc. 

b) Art Cimento commented that MUNI goals seem unrealistic. It seems that every year for 
the past 3 consecutive years MUNI has not achieved goals. Daniel Murphy suggested 
inviting Michael T. Burns to a future MTA CAC to ask him what is his vision and what are his 
ideas for achieving these goals. 

c) Steve Ferrario asked: 

i. How bus lines are selected for sampling in the performance report. Ms. Denison replied 
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ii. Both Mr. Ferrario and Norman Rolfe feel that the results for cable cars are doubtful. Ms. 
Denison responded that she will have Susan Chelloni with the Cable Car division bring raw 
date to the March 21 , 2005 OCSC meeting. 

d) Cesar Perez asked if the Crime Incident report was classified by line. Ms. Denison will 
include the information in the next report. 

e) Joan Downey asked why tickets that had already been removed by riders themselves 
from booklets prior to boarding are considered VOID. Answer: Tickets/coupons are only to 
be removed by or in view of the operator or agent to avoid repeat-coupon misuse. 

7. DPT 2nd Quarter Performance Reports: (Discussion/Action) 
The DPT report will be presented at April's MTA CAC. 
Council-Initiated Items 

8. Council Members' questions and Comments: 

a) Daniel Murphy has been receiving many complaints about fast-pass shortages. Paul 
Czechowics will investigate the matter. 

b) Emily Drennen asked what are the plans for the green tents assembled for the purpose of 
selling MUNI fare instruments in Metro stations. Steve Ferrario added that these tents, 
especially the Embarcadero, are rarely open for business while the adjoining kiosks for 
BART and other items are constantly open for business. Joan Downey feels that fare-passes 
should be sold in every Metro station. Ms. Downey asked could arrangements be made to 
sell passes at BART's transit stores. 

c) Bruce Oka observed that a majority of the new models 5500 and 5600 buses have 
problems deploying wheel chair lifts. These are "new buses." Steve Ferrario adds other 
additional problems are associated with the articulate trolleys and the some of the other new 
models. 

d) Joan Downey: 

i. Recalled that at February's OCSC meeting, Jerry Robbins distributed a training bulletin 
reviewing sidewalk parking. Discussion will continue at the March 21, 2005 OCSC meeting. 

ii. Ms. Downey met with Peter Straus regarding the 39 Coit line. The latest idea has been to 
extend the route to Pier 39 to pick up tourists. Mr. Straus said that MUNI is willing to comply 
if everything is favorable. Bond Yee was going to speak with Michael Burns. Route changes 
may happen as early as Summer 2005. 

e) Sue Cauthen commented that the Telegraph Hill Dwellers Parking and Traffic committee 
has put together a team, which includes Joan Downey and Ms. Cauthen herself to work with 
Bond Lee, Peter Straus, and liaisons of Recreation and Park, DPT, and other departments. 
Positive interest is in the project. 

f) Emily Drennen inquired about DPT's staff reports and their regular participation in MTA 
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the DPT staff report should be included. Paul Czechowics commented that his staff report 
also included reports from DPT. 

9. Agenda planning for April meeting: 

a) Dan Weaver requested to add Translink update as a topic for April. 

b) DPT will be giving a presentation for April. 

c) Bruce Oka added that the PMC Agenda for March 21, 2005 would include a 
presentation by Suany Chough. Ms. Chough would also like to give her presentation 
before the full MTA CAC in April. Mr. Murphy will discuss with Ms. Chough. 

d) Daniel Murphy pointed out the FY06 Budget calls for serious service adjustments. 
Staff will strategize with the MTA CAC for solutions in time for May '05 approvals. 
Bruce Oka announced the Peter Straus will also be addressing FY06 Budget issues at 
the March '05 PMC meeting. 

10. Adjournment 7:08 p.m. 
Attachments: 

Agenda Item 2 - 

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City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 



AGENDA 
Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, April 7, 2005 at 5:30 p.m. 

1145 Market Street, 5th Floor (Main Conference Room) 

San Francisco, California 



MAY - 2 2005 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Item # 



Item 



Estimated 
Time 



1. 



Call to Order/Roll Call 



5:30 



Adopt Minutes of April 7, 2005, also 

Adopt CAC Minutes of July, September, October, November 

and December, 2004 [Attachments] (Discussion/Action) 



5:33 



Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction 
of the Council not on the agenda. 



5:35 



Report of the Chair (Discussion) 



5:40 



5. 



Staff Report (Discussion) 



5:45 



Staff-Initiated Items 



6. 



Service Adjustments (Discussion/ Action) 



5:50 



7. 



Tow Contracts DPT (Discussion/ Action) 



6:20 



Council-Initiated Items 



8. 



MUNI Service Deterioration Issues and Metro LRV Service 
Lack of Dependable Predictable Reliable Service and Service 
Standards: (Discussion/Action) 



6:40 



9. 



From the PMC, Resolution No. 4-18-05 (Discussion/Action) 

WHEREAS, a pilot study undertaken by DPT found that 
90% of the public approved of the new pedestrian countdown 
signal heads; and 

WHEREAS, San Francisco is a national leader in 
installing pedestrian countdown signals; and 

WHEREAS, locations with new pedestrian countdown 



7:00 





signals see a 52% average reduction in pedestrian injuries; and 

WHEREAS, the costs to retrofit and/or to install new 
pedestrian countdown signals are very low in relation to their 
benefit; 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the MTA CAC urges the 
Transportation Authority to prioritize installation of new and retrofitted 
pedestrian countdown signals, especially in areas with high pedestrian 
traffic, high pedestrian injuries and/or deaths and near schools. 




10. 


Committee Reports 


7:10 


11. 


Council Members' Questions and Comments 


7:20 


12. 


Agenda planning for June 2, 2005 meeting. 
Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: 

Thursday, June 2, 2005, 5:30pm, 1145 Market Street, 5 th Floor 
(Main Conference Room) 


7:25 


13. 


Adjournment 


7:30 



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City and County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) 
FINAL MINUTES DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

Regular Meeting SEP 2 7 2005 

Thursday, April 7, 2005 at 5:30 p.m. pubuc ubrary 

_ j- 1145 Market Street, 5th Floor (Main Conference Room) 

San Francisco, California 

1. Call to Order/ Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The regular meeting of the Municipal 
Transportation Agency citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) was called to order at 5:30 
p.m., Thursday, April 7, 2005. Daniel Murphy (Chair) presided. A quorum was present 
including the following: 

MTA CAC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice 
Chair), Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman 
Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, and Dan Weaver. 

MTA CAC Members absent at Roll Call: Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, and Art Cimento. 

MTA CAC Absent: Mary Burns, and Sue Cauthen. 

MTA Staff Present: 

MUNI - San Francisco Municipal Railway: Paul Czechowicz (MTA CAC Liaison), and 
Debra Reed (MTA CAC Secretary), Elson S. Hao (Senior Vehicle Engineer), Deborah W. 
Denison (IT Project Director), Susan Chelone (Scheduling), Susan Chough (Transit Planner) 
with Rachael Hyatt, and Byron Morgan (NextBus). 

DPT - Department of Parking and Traffic: Janet Michaelson (Liaison), and Diana 
Hammons. 

Community Representatives Present: 1 Anonymous person 



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2 Adopt MTA CAC Minutes of March 3, 2005: 

Motion to adopt the MTA CAC minutes for March by Joan Downey. 

2nd by Emily Drennen 

CAC passed unanimously 

3. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: 

None. 

4. Report of the Chair: Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 

a) It has been brought to Mr. Murphy's attention by enlighten ones to ask if our council and 
committees would substitute the more appropriate "roll call" rather then using "yes" voices 
when voting on items in order to fulfill legal requirements. 

b) Mr. Murphy was unable to meet with Michael T. Burns (MUNI Executive Director) since 
March's meeting due to schedule conflicts. 

c) Due to the fullness of the MTA CAC agenda, Translink topic will be rescheduled for May 
2005. 

5. Staff Report: Paul Czechowicz (MTA CAC Liaison) 
See Mr. Czechowicz's April 7, 2005, Monthly Staff Report. 

Comments and Questions from the MTA CAC regarding the 4/7/2005 staff report 

a) Cesar Perez asked, regarding SBC Ball Park service, was there still shuttle service from 
West Portal to SBC Park? Mr. Czechowicz responded that shuttles had problems with 
blocking at some of the turn offs; therefore the turn-around point had been opted to Castro 
Street. 

b) Joan Downey observed illegal activity at Aquatic Park of limousines intermingling in the 
line of cable cars offering $5.00 fares to patrons, with their explanation that cable car rides 
were an hour wait time. Paul Czechowicz clarified that limousine arrangements are to be 
made on pre-arranged bases through their company dispatch. Daniel Murphy responded that 
for such violations, which for limousines are outlined under Taxi prohibition, SFPD would be 
the appropriate source for enforcement. Even at hotels, this type of soliciting is illegal. He 
added that limousines have been noted for price gouging, by demanding a different fare at 
the conclusion of these trips than originally offered and agreed upon. 

c) Norman Rolfe: 

i. The Hotel Vitale investment venture, by his calculations, will take at least 10 years before 
MUNI will realize any returns on the Vitale project. 

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what impact would Ball Park service have on other services in the City? Daniel Murphy 
responded that this question would be addressed in Agenda Item 7. 

6. Sidewalk Parking Policy and the Proposed State Legislation on Sidewalk 
Parking: (Discussion/Action) Janet Michaelson (DPT Liaison) 

Senator Jackie Speier withdrew the State legislation "SB 810" which would have allowed 
sidewalk parking for handicap plaque cars to park under certain circumstances. Bruce Oka 
added that a Seniors and Disabled group contacted Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier that they 
had strong reservations about this legislation, see DPT Janet Michaelson's E-mail (copy) 
from Jennifer Entine Matz, legislative aide to Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier, dated 4/7/2005. 
Dan Weaver received an E-mail from Supervisor Alioto-Pier that members of the Disabled 
community were in favor of the legislation. 

7. Metro Service Reliability: (Discussion/Action) Elson Hao, MUNI Senior Vehicle Engineer 

Daniel Murphy commented that many problems stem from coupler issues. Mr. Hao described 
the coupler as 2 electric heads; one is movable while the other is stationary, attached to 
cables and hundreds of wires running throughout the LRV. There has been found a heavy 
build up of corrosion resulting in the deteriorating of the connectors. Therefore, electrical 
shorts in these connectors build up enough power resulting in the mechanical uncoupling of 
the connectors. 

Inspections are currently in progress to be completed by the end of April 2005. 20 vehicles 
out of half the fleet have recently been identified with corrosion problems. These vehicles 
must be removed from service to replace these connectors, reattach and readjust the wires 
to eliminate power buildup that would culminate into uncoupling problems. These cars are 
placed back in service with coupled cars remaining coupled and single cars remaining single 
until better solutions can be found. However, Yoke problems are more involved, requiring 
that those vehicles be transported to the manufacturer in Pittsburgh, California for repairs. 

Questions and Comments from the MTA CAC 

a) Dan Weaver observed a variation of delays ranging from ball game days to commuter 
hours. There were days of double Ns but no double Ms or Ls resulting in completely bogged 
down traffic to West Portal. On another day after a ball gave, he saw many Ks and Ns but no 
M Ocean View runs nor were adjustments made to compensate for the missing runs. An E- 
mail report from Jim Kelly explained that missing runs due to employee absenteeism and a 
restriction on overtime to cover the missing runs. Deborah Denison responded that daily 
measurements are compiled in a quarterly report. Daniel Murphy would like to have March's 
performance report available for the EMSC meeting on April 21, 2005. Joan Downey 
suggested applying the standard deviation formula for the quarterly report and to also include 
NextBus data for all of the lines. 

b) Joan Downey commented that Jim Kelly's report from NextBus revealed headways of 30 
minutes on one end, yet 1 and 2 minutes on the finished end. It would seem that inspectors 
would space out these runs rather than allowing the gaps and clumps. 

c) Dorris Vincent: 

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the 44 and the 1 5. She has personally waited for an hour for a 44. 

ii. Ms. Vincent experienced an unplanned demonstration on Castro and Market Streets, 
which interfered with the 24 Divisadero line. It seems there should be emergency plans in 
place when normal services are disrupted. Paul Czechowicz responded that on planned 
events, MUNI could plan alternative solutions with shuttles and short turns. 

d) Daniel Murphy: 

i. The N Judah, with its heavy ridership, daily experiences long headways. 

ii. Unplanned service cuts due to budget appears to mean missing runs or vehicles out of 
service due to employee absenteeism and no overtime for extra help. 

e) Steve Ferrario: 

i. Breda reliability - It seems that the Breda cars are deteriorating and are becoming 
unreliable. This is perhaps due to an over engineered design, operators who do not have the 
training for car resets and minor repairs, or a lack of available mechanics. On his way to the 
April 6, 2005 Giants game, Mr. Ferrario experienced being stuck in the MMX along with up to 
5 other N Judah double cars resulting in many late and upset passengers. 

ii. What is MUNI doing about operation? What substitute service plans are available when 
services break down? Paul Czechowics explained backup plans for shuttle services, also 
trouble shooters ready for repair deployment stationed at Van Ness, Deboce and 
Embarcadero sites. 

Staff-Initiated Items 

8. MUNI Prop E Performance Standards FY/06: [Attachment] (Discussion/Action) Deborah 
W. Denison (MUNI Superintendent Performance Monitoring & Analysis), Susan Chelone 
(MUNI Scheduling), and Byron Morgan (NextBus Project Sponsor) 

Ms. Denison distributed and reviewed copies of proposed changes to the MUNI Service 
Standards. 

Ms. Denison introduced Byron Morgan (NextBus) and also pointed the committee to the 
motions for changes listed in item 12 "Recommendations from the OCSC" for discussion as 
follows: 

1) NextBus data should be included in reports wherever possible. 

a. Joan Downey explained that instead of taking just A day worth of data or a few days worth 
of data, why not use all the data to calculate the reliability, headway, etc? 

b. Dan Weaver asked if two sources of data were compared, would one be able to focus 
better on the reliability of any one source of data? 

Answer: Ms Denison responded that by FY06 trolleys would have full installation of NextBus. 
It is recommended that NextBus data be used as a whole lead or mode at a time, not just as 
motor coaches go into service to add new vehicles. Use it with LRV, trolley, etc. Byron 
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the progress of the Trapeze scheduling system by July or August 2006. Potrero lines are in 
place but on the other hand there is still not enough trackers in order to reliably measure the 
service from that division. 

2) Add additional measurements to separate out Headway and On-Time Performance. 

Susan Chelone ran some data through calculations based on MUNI measurements and also 
used coefficient variations (recommended from Nygaard Nelson report). Ms. Chelone 
reviewed her calculations and findings. 

a. Art Cimento commented that Headway should be easy to maintain for adherence 
purposes. Noting the 1 California line, whether slow or fast, those buses stay within eye view 
of each other. Obviously they are not pacing themselves out, but rather they are bunched 
together. From January's data using the new calculations, 90% of the trolley coaches ran 
below expectation. 

b. Dorris Vincent said that drivers told her that they get written up for being late. Paul 
Czechowicz responded that they are written up for early arrivals not late arrivals. 

c. Joan Downey commented that in using coefficient variations it clearly shows the gaps in 
service rather than the misleading information from averaging out headways. 

3) Using the standard deviation, adding a column for the coefficient of variation of headways 
that are 10 minutes for less. 

Ms. Chelone commented that standard deviation was easy to use. 

Ms. Denison felt that this information would be a useful internal management tool for MUNI 
purposes. On the other hand Mr. Cimento felt that publishing this type of information would 
add outside pressure on MUNI motivating changes for improvements. 

4) Categorize and record employee grievances by type. 

Ms. Denison spoke with Human Resources. Grievances are usually filed by employees as a 
result of disciplinary action against them. Very rarely are complaints filed regarding for an 
example, working conditions, or something other than a reaction to disciplinary action. On 
the other hand, PSR complaints can more readily be separated into, vehicle complaints, 
driver complaints, ADA complaints, etc. 

5) MUNI should conduct Exit Interviews for employees who leave within a year of being 
hired, specifying their reasons for dissatisfaction. 

Questions and Comments from the MTA CAC 

a) Art Cimento comments that the purpose of the MTA CAC is to help insure reliability of 
service and to satisfy the passenger community. Publishing these reports gives insight as to 
where problems and frustration exist. As a result, there should be pressure from the 
community to fix these very things. 

b) Steve Ferrario felt that time schedules should be posted at major stops. Schedules would 
give the public information for feedback to MUNI, i.e., missing runs, etc. NextBus does not 
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c) Joan Downey commented that the OCSC committee had suggested posting schedules at 
key stops only for lines with headways greater than 10 minutes. 

9. DPT Prop E Performance Standards FY/06: [Attachment] (Discussion/Action) Diana 
Hammons, DPT 

At the beginning of Ms. Hammons' presentation, Emily Drennen also passed out a list of 
proposals. 

Ms. Hammons reviewed the DPT FY06 Service Standards handout. 

Questions and Comments from the MTA CAC 

a) Joan Downey questions from the DPT FY2006 Service Standards revision: 

i. 1a. The proposed goal of 80% for 90 days to respond back to the public, appears too low. 
Goal should be set at 90%. 

Answer: Ms. Hammons explained that traffic engineer requests as, not the receiving of 
general letters of complaints, but they are requests for stop signs and their changes, traffic 
regulations, traffic changes, all of which require staff to go out and collect information, such 
as historical analysis, collision data, responses to be drafted, and notices to be distributed to 
the public. 

ii. 2a. Time to respond to Color Curb application. It appears that these requests are closed 
out once the job has been ordered, instead of closing upon completion of the job satisfying 
the request. 

Answer: Ms. Hammons pointed out that in tracking from start to finish, staff has been held up 
due to waiting for the applicant to decide to mail in the check. 

iii. 3a. To respond within 48 hours to all reports of meter malfunctions. Instead of using the 
word average, it should say 80% or 90% for meter malfunction should be within 48 hours. 
Answer: Ms. Hammons will take out the word "average." 

iv. 5a. Also uses "average" response rate. Answer: Ms. Hammons will take out the word 
"average." 

v. Looking at Customer Service 1b. To respond within 48 hours to reports of abandoned 
automobile. Ms. Downey suggested changing it to 24 hours because neighbors complain 
after the abandoned vehicle has been sitting from 3 days to a week. Answer: Ms. Hammons 
pointed out that there are some neighborhoods that have no street sweeping arrangements 
and people may choose to park their cars for lengthy periods of time. Ms. Downey felt that a 
24 hours response time would be more appropriate. 

vi. 2b. To reduce customer-waiting time for in-person citation. Ms. Downey felt that a 20- 
minute wait was astronomical. Rather than using the word average to describe waiting time, 
it should read the percent of people who have to wait more than 5 minutes. Mr. Murphy 
suggested a more meaningful measurement. 80% of the people may wait 20 minutes, some 
may wait no time, where as, others may wait over an hour. Mr. Murphy suggested using 
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vii. 3b. To reduce customer-waiting time for in-person administrative or tow hearings. Instead 
of an average, it should be the number of minutes. Mr. Murphy suggested using percentage 
rather than "X" minutes. Answer: Ms. Hammons will make the changes before presenting the 
report to the MTA Board. 

Motion: MTA CAC recommendations for the FY2006 Service Standards revision that: 

1a. Traffic Engineering Requests and Maintenance: The proposed goal for FY06 should be 
90% for 90 days to respond back to the public. 

1b. Customer Service under Abandoned Auto Reports: Change the response time to 24 
hours to respond to reports of abandoned automobile. 

2b. Customer Service under Citations and Residential Parking Permits to reduce customer- 
waiting time: Should not be an average wait time. Rather, it should be a percent of people 
who wait longer than 10 minutes. 

3b. Customer Service under Administrative and Tow Hearings: Change to percent of people 
who wait longer than 10 minutes. 

Vote: Without objections, substituting Roll Call minus member Bruce Oka for "Yeses" 

CAC passed unanimously 

b) Emily Drennen distributed the following Motion for DPT FY06 Service Standards. Ms. 
Drennen felt that many of the current standards do not fully reflect the mission of DPT. She 
would like to see the following additions: 

i. A new subsection "5b": to decrease the turn-around time for mailing administrative reviews 
of parking citation protests. A lengthy waiting period has been noted after sending in citation 
protests, however prompt delinquent notices continue to follow. 

Answer: Ms. Hammons responded that management was aware and is currently looking at 
creative ways to reduced citation backlog. A report might already be available with 
turnaround information and backlog tracking. 

ii. A new subsection "7a": to decrease the number of pedestrian, bicyclists, transit, and auto 
injuries and deaths per year. DPT can use Annual traffic related injury data available through 
DHS, in their matrix. Reducing injuries should be an obvious goal of San Francisco. 

Answer: Ms. Hammons responded that the official injury and collision data is submitted by 
the Police Department to the California Highway Patrol. DPT does submit an annual collision 
report. DPT is working with the Controller's office, the Mayor's office to expedite 
informational reports in a timelier manner. 

iii. Add a new section "C": Parking Enforcement, with 1) a subsection to increase the number 
of parking tickets written by category of parking ticket (information broken down by category 
should already be available), and 2) a subsection to increase the number of parking citations 
written per fulltime equivalent of Parking Control officers (all the hours worked and number of 
citations written). Daniel Murphy responded that there are State Laws pertaining to ticket 
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Board that perhaps may be used, not as a Service Standard, but rather in conjunction with 
the Service Standard report also reporting on the quarterly citation reports. Not as a goal as 
it can be compared to illegal quotas. 

iv. A new subsection "1c" Parking Enforcement: to increase the percent of phone requests 
for parking enforcement that resulted in parking citations. Answer: Hammons responded that 
there is a work order to increase capability to download such information from DPT's CADs 
system. Ms. Drennen suggested revisiting this suggestion in year 2006. 

v. A new subsection "2c" Parking Enforcement: to increase revenue in City-owned garages. 
How well does DPT manage garages and revenue generated? Answer: Ms. Hammons 
responded that a monthly revenue report is available. 

vi. A new subsection "3c" Parking Enforcement: to increase revenue from meters. How well 
does DPT manage meters and revenue generated? Answer: Ms. Hammons responded that 
a monthly revenue report is available. 

Motion: Whereas Service Standards are designed to give the public and government bodies 
clear statistical data about an agency's performance in meeting its mission. Therefore the 
MTA CAC urges the MTA to include the following service standards in its annual Service 
Standards: 

A new subsection "5b": to decrease the turn-around time for mailing administrative reviews of 
parking citation protests. 

A new subsection "7a": to decrease the number of pedestrian, bicyclists, transit, and auto 
injuries and deaths per year. 

Add a new section "C": Parking Enforcement. 

A new subsection "1c" Parking Enforcement: to increase the percent of phone requests for 
parking enforcement that resulted in parking citations. 

A new subsection "2c" Parking Enforcement: to increase revenue in City-owned garages. 

A new subsection "3c" Parking Enforcement: to increase revenue from meters. 

Vote: Without objections, substituting Roll Call minus member Bruce Oka for "Yeses" 

CAC passed unanimously 

It was decided to withdraw Ms. Drennon's 2 other points for C. Parking Enforcement, as 

follows, for consideration at a future meeting (see Item #9b iii, Questions and Comments): 

(1) To increase the number of parking tickets written by category. 

(2) To increase the number of parking citations written per fulltime equivalent of Parking 
Control officers. 

10. BRT Geary Blvd & Van Ness Avenue Presentation: (Discussion) Suany Cough (MUNI 
Transit Planner) and Rachael Hyatt. 



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Ms. Cough passed out and reviewed the handout "Update on Bus Rapid Transit: 
Geary and Van Ness" dated April 7, 2005. She also invited members of the MTA CAC 
to attend the workshop scheduled for April 13th, 14th, and 16th, 2005. The final report 
will be available for Summer 2005 for feedback and comments. 

Questions and Comments from the MTA CAC 

a) Emily Drennen asked why is there a delay on building Light Rails right now, versus 
the BRT ramp up to light rail? Answer: Ms. Cough responded that the building of rail 
requires substantial funding outside of what is available through Proposition K. The 
phase approach would be the answer to the monies not becoming available until 2012 
or beyond. 

b) Dan Weaver: 

i. Asked for the meaning on page 3 of the handout, "Complementary urban design 
study will include a location east of Van Ness." Answer: Ms. Cough responded that 
the plan is to continue the Roma's urban design treatment to the east of Van Ness, 
outer and inner Richmond, and the Fillmore area for general identity purposes. 

ii. What is meant by, "Geary BRT is intended to be rail ready?" Answer: The Geary 
study will cost out 2 variations: 1) "Light rail ready" which would include clearances, 
grades and curves to meeting light rail standards to the point that at light rail it would 
be easy to convert, and 2) "Heavy rail ready" which would be to build the rail and 
cover/preserve the tracks until ready to purchase vehicles, build terminals, and 
operate. The study would address, how much would each cost and the incremental 
cost to convert to light rail. 

iii. What is the present condition of the subsurface? Answer: DPW is currently 
working on gathering utility information including Van Ness as part of the cost. 

Council-Initiated Items 

1 1 . Committee Reports: 

Mr. Murphy referred the MTA CAC to the Motions from the OCSC in Item 12. 

12. Recommendations from the Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC): 

(Discussion/Action) 

Motion: the MTA CAC recommends that whereas Sidewalk parking represents a major 
mobility obstacle and safety hazard for pedestrians: 

1 ) The MTA CAC recommends that PCOs deployed for RPP enforcement be instructed to 
ticket Sidewalk parking violation without telephone complaint to the understood detriment of 
RPP enforcement. 

2) The MTA CAC recommends that PCOs deployed for Street Cleaning be instructed to 
ticket sidewalk parking violations without telephone complaint if time remains at the end of 
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3) The MTA CAC recommends that PCOs deployed for Tow Away Beats, while waiting for a 
tow truck to arrive, that those PCOs ticket Sidewalk parking without telephone complaint 
among other violations on the same block. 

Vote: Without objections, substituting Roll Call minus member Bruce Oka and Cesar Perez 

for "Yeses" 

CAC passed unanimously 

(For the following Motion, see item #4 for discussion) 

Motion: the MTA CAC recommends that statistics for headway compliance for headways 10 
minutes or less, be broken out separately from statistics for headway compliance for 
headways equal to or greater than 10 minutes. On-Time Performance to be measured for 
lines with greater than a 10-minute headway. These measures will be in addition to the 
measurements currently taken in Service Standards 1a and 6a. 

1) NextBus data should be included in reports wherever possible as soon as NextBus is 
deployed in the entire mode. 

2) Add additional measurements to separate out Headway and On-Time Performance 
(OTP). Measure OTP for lines with greater than a 10-minute headway and measure 
headway for lines with a 10 minute or less headway. 

3) Using the standard deviation, adding a column for the coefficient of variation of headways 
that are 10 minutes or less. 

4) Categor i ze and record omp l oyoo griovoncoo by typo. 

5) MUNI should conduct Exit Interviews for employees who leave within a year of being 
hired, specifying their reasons for dissatisfaction. 

Motion by Joan Downey to: 

• Delete motion point number 4. 

• Change motion point number 2 to read: NextBus data should be included in reports 
wherever possible as soon as NextBus is deployed in the entire mode. 

2nd by Dan Weaver 

Vote: Without objections, substituting Roll Call for "Yeses" (Quorum affirmed, however, this 
motion-vote was taken earlier when the full Roll Call was present during the 
discussion/action of Item #4) 

CAC passed unanimously 

13. Council Members' Questions and Comments: 

a) Dorris Vincent: 

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Ms. Hammons suggested Janet Michaelson as a DPT contact. 

ii. The rumor in Hunter's Point is that there is not enough money to finish the 3rd Street Light 
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City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
MAY - 2 Z005 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, May 5, 2005 at 5:30 p.m. 

1145 Market Street, 5 th Floor (Main Conference Room) 

San Francisco, California 

Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, 

Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, 

Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, and Daniel Weaver 

(2 Vacancies) 

Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, and Bruce Oka 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, and Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chair), Mary F. Burns, Sue Cauthen, Daniel Murphy, and Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Bruce Oka (Chair), Emily Drennen, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public 
Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website 
at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public 
inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave, Room 334, during regular business hours. 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

401 Van Ness Avenue Room 334 - San Francisco, CA 94102-4524 

S(415) 554-6873 FAX (415) 554-4143 




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Disability Access 

This meeting will be held at 1145 Market Street (One Trinity Center), 5 th Floor Main Conference Room, San 
Francisco, CA. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and Muni Metro station is Civic Center. Accessible 
Muni bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 5-Fulton, 9-San Bruno, 19-Polk, 21-Hayes, and 71-Haight- 
Noriega, and the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more information about Muni accessible 
services, call 415-923-6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. The Civic Center 
Garage, entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets, includes bicycle racks in 
view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) please contact Debra Reed 
(Council Secretary) at (415) 554-6873 at least two business days before the meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple 
chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be 
sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures 
that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 
Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices of Meetings and Agendas are posted on Muni's 
Web site at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices of meetings and agendas, and minutes are available at the San 
Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative 
Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. 
Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415- 
554-7854 or by e-mail at donna hall@ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Hall or by 
printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 

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Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) 

FINAL MINUTES 

of DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

- Regular Meeting 



Thursday, May 5, 2005 at 5:30 p.m. 

1145 Market Street, 5th Floor (Main Conference Room) 

San Francisco, California 



SEP 2 7 2005 

iAN FRANCISCC 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



1. Call to Order/ Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The regular meeting of the Municipal 
Transportation Agency citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) was called to order at 5:30 
p.m., Thursday, May 5, 2005. Daniel Murphy (Chair) presided. A quorum was present 
including the following: 

MTA CAC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice 
Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith 
Humphrey, Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, and Dan Weaver. 

MTA CAC Members absent at Roll Call: Art Cimento (arrived 5:35 p.m.) 

MTA CAC Absent: Sue Cauthen, Joan Downey, and Emily Drennen 

MTA Staff Present: 

MUNI - San Francisco Municipal Railway: Fred Stephens (General Manager of 
Transportation), Wilson Johnson (Deputy General Manager of Transportation), Jim Kelly 
(Senior Operations Manager, Central Control), Michael Hursh (Deputy General Manager 
Maintenance), Matthew Lee (Service Planning), Paul Czechowicz (MTA CAC Liaison), and 
Debra Reed (MTA CAC Secretary). 

DPT - Department of Parking and Traffic: Lorraine Fuqua (Contract Analyst), and Steve 
Bell (Contracts Administrator), and guests from "Auto Return," the contracted towing service, 
John Wicker (President CEO), John Penalton (Vice President), Donavan Fullard (Operations 
Manager Pier 70), and Dan Scanlon (Towing Manager). 

Community Representatives Present: None. 

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2 Adopt the MTA CAC Minutes of April 7, 2005, also adopt CAC minutes of July, 
September, October, November and December of 2004: 

Motion to adopt the MTA CAC minutes for April 2005, also July, September, October, 

November, and December of 2004 by Steve Ferrario. 

2nd by Cesar Perez 

CAC passed unanimously (see the roll call for ayes) 

3. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and not 
noted on the agenda: 

None. 

4. Report of the Chair: Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 

a) Mr. Murphy would need to leave the meeting at 7:00 p.m. Steve Ferrario, Vice 
Chair, will assume the gavel at that time. 

b) Jose Luis Moscovich, Executive Director with S.F. Transportation Authority (TA), 
sent a letter requesting that the MTA CAC designate a council representative to 
participate in meetings of TA's recently developed Para transit working group. Griffith 
Humphrey accepted the invitation. Mr. Murphy will forward a letter of support for Mr. 
Humphrey's candidacy to the TA. Letter in file. 

5. Staff Report: Paul Czechowicz 

Staff report was distributed for counsel's perusal. 
Staff-Initiated Items 

6. Service Adjustments: Matthew Lee (Service Planning), and Fred Stephens (General 
Manager of Transportation) 

Daniel Murphy distributed several Service Adjustments related handouts. 

Matthew Lee discussed the some of the lines that would be affected. 

Questions and Comments from the CAC: 

a) Dorris Vincent: The South East community would like a presentation highlighting 
the changes affecting the Bayview Hunters Point area. Ms. Vincent pointed out that 
there were no meetings posted for the South West area, which will be impacted by 
changes on the 24, 23, and 15 lines. 

b) Dan Weaver: The Alemany community in District 7 would also like to know about 
the upcoming changes. How are the meetings on Service Adjustments meetings 
promoted, because he has not heard of any of the meetings and doubts if anyone in 
his community is aware of any community meetings on Service Adjustments? Public 
service announcements would draw plenty of public input. Answer: Placards are 
visibly posted on the back of the driver's panels and on the back of LRVs. 

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d) Mary Burns: How will service be affected on light rail especially the K, L, and M for 
the 4:00 a.m. commuters, and colleges? Answer: Reduced service hours may start 
as early as 4:00 a.m. Empty vehicles have been observed to be the norm during the 
early hours. While some of the lines may run every 8 minutes rather than every 5 
minutes, on the other hand, those runs will be moved in to operate at a later period 
during peak commute time. 

e) Art Cimento asked why couldn't MUNI merely just redistribute the drivers as 
needed and thus avoid layoffs? Answer: Such changes must only be guided through 
contracted negotiations between the Unions and MUNI. 

f) Steve Ferrario asked, if passed, how soon would changes be implemented? 
Answer: The implementation process would begin August 27, 2005 with signup. 

Daniel Murphy commented that many of the BOS are in favor of deeper service cuts and 
fewer parking increases. In closing comments from Fred Stephens, he pointed to page 8 of 
the handout entitled "MTA Proposed Service Changes for FY2006" on parking fine 
increases. Mr. Stephens said that the MTA would need much support on those items listed. 
Dorris Vincent suggested that each of the council members should secure clear dialog with 
their appointing City supervisor as to the needs and meanings of BOS support of the Budget 
and the consequences without. 

7. Tow Contracts DPT: Steve Bell (DPT Contracts Administrator), and guests from "Auto 
Return," John Wicker (President CEO) and executive members 

Mr. Bell reviewed recent developments in San Francisco's towing services and the transition 
to the new towing company, "Auto Return." 

Mr. Wicker followed with a slide presentation highlighting services provided by "Auto Return." 

Questions and Comments from the CAC: 

a) Dorris Vincent: 

What is the average turn around time a customer can expect to wait at the place of 
business "Auto Tow?" Answer: Due to new technology, the average transaction time 
is 6 minutes at the window counter. 

Fees? Answer: The first 4 hours would be free. $1 81 .75 for 1 day per passenger 
vehicle plus $28.50, and then $35.00 each additional day, previously set in the RFP. 

Youths have been successful in purchasing auctioned vehicles even without a 
driver's license, afterwards leaving the autos abandoned with the plates removed. 
Dan Weaver added that abandoned vehicles have sat as long as a year in some 
neighborhoods. Answer: "Auto Return" requires driver's licenses for car purchases. 
The SFPD and DPT departments also retain sweeps in various communities to clear 
abandoned vehicles. 

b) Dan Weaver commented that there should be follow-up processes for auction 
purchased cars that have not been registered within 20 days. Answer: It is law that 
buyers have 20 days to register vehicles purchased from open auctions. Due to 



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limited staffing in California's DMV, follow-ups for registration is in need of 
improvement. SFPD asked "Car Return" to track vehicle purchases in order to 
implement programs that the Police can use to pursue violators. The company will be 
tracking buyers on a weekly base for connections with abandoned vehicles. 
Offenders can be banned from auctions. 

c) Cesar Perez asked how many days would a car be kept in storage before it 
becomes actionable? Answer: 30 days for a cars biding below $4,000, otherwise 45 
or longer days for higher value vehicles cars biding over $4,000 due to DMV's search 
to locate original owners. 

Public Comment: 

None. 

Motion: Daniel Weaver recommended that the MTA approve the contract and follow up on 

the progress of car auctions in 6 months. 

2nd By Dorris Vincent 

CAC passed unanimously (see the roll call for ayes) 

Council-Initiated Items 

8. MUNI Service Deterioration Issues and Metro LRV Service Lack of Dependable 
Predictable Reliable Service and Service Standards: (Discussion/Action) Fred Stephens 
(General Manager of Transportation) 

Daniel Murphy explained that the CAC is concerned about problems in the Metro System. 
Dan Weaver noted that significantly more situations have occurred during March and April of 
which service was not provided, according to schedule. On one evening Mr. Weaver 
observed no K cars for 45 minutes, but on another occasion there were no M cars. It would 
seem that those assigned to watch would make sure that these types of situations would not 
happen. 

Mr. Stephens spoke that MUNI subway is experiencing an increasing number of open runs 
and some coupler problems. MUNI schedules have more service than MUNI has resources 
to accommodate and requires more money (overtime) to cover with operators that MUNI 
does not have. For the last couple of years MUNI has tried to severely cut back use of 
overtime for back filling purposes with the exceptions of filling all first and last runs, fill all owl 
runs, not allowing double and triple headways, and not allowing consecutive opened runs. 

He distributed and reviewed handouts to address open runs, vacant shifts, and vehicle 
availability (specifically LRVs and subways). 

Daniel Murphy Chair and Bruce Oka had to depart at 7:00 p.m. No Pro Temp for the Chair 
was required as Steve Ferrario the Vice Chair, continued chairing meeting. Quorum was still 
maintained. 

Questions and Comments from CAC 

a) Norman Rolfe asked about operators signed up for specific runs, how does MUNI 
work out essentially changing the runs that they have signed up for, example 
changing their L line to and M line. Answer: Operators have been positively flexible 
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course unless the operator was not familiar with the route. 

b) Mary Burns asked why don't inspectors do more to reduce long gaps resulting in 
bunching, especially in a.m. and p.m. commute times. Answer: On rails, one car on 
the tracks that delays 15 minutes for whatever reason, passing up a late car for the 
trailing cars, is not an option. 

c) Art Cimento asked that since there are more runs than operators, why wait untill 
August 27, 2005 for signup to reduce the number of runs when we can save money 
by reducing the number runs now with the current inventory of operators, thus 
increasing the reliability of the runs? Level out the holes and overfills for reliability. 
Answer: Bureaucracy. Layoffs are given 90-day notices. In the meantime the City 
offers retirement insensitive to senior employees to save junior employees jobs. Paul 
Czechowicz also added that he would provide the contract covering assignment of 
work and changes in schedules. Only due to Metro emergencies, could drivers be 
switched due to emergencies only. 

d) Dorris Vincent reported that the call-in report number for complaints does not 
work. Tuesday 5/3/05, she waited for almost an hour for the 44 O'Shaughnessy and 
was later told that 3 drivers had been pulled from their 44 assignment to drive the 71 
Haight-Noriega lines. She recalled several similar experiences of long waits for the 
44 lines. 

Mr. Ferrario invited Michael Hursh (MUNI Deputy General Manager Maintenance) and 
engineers to the EMSC meeting on May 19, 2005, to address concerns regarding Breda. 

9. Resolution No. 4-18-05 from the PMC: (Discussion/Action) 

Steve Ferrario felt that since Bruce Oka PMC Chair was no longer present for the evening, 
discussion and action on the resolution should be rescheduled. 

10. Committee Reports: 
None. 

11. Council Members' questions and Comments: 

Steve Ferrario received a request asking to charter a historic streetcar for a film festival. 
Michael Hursh was recommended by Fred Stephens to be the person for contact. 

Norman Rolfe commented that drivers are still being written up for arriving early, and Mr. 
Rolfe felt that write ups should be for leaving early. Passengers detained on busses waiting 
for time are delayed for their transfer points resulting in passengers missing buses. Paul 
Czechowicz responded that several bulletins have been issued pointing out that it is the 
leaving time from the time point that should be used for On-Time performance. 

Dorris Vincent acknowledged receiving a call from Dennis Tsai, (MUNI Senior Project 
Manager Engineering & Construction Division) regarding the broken tree guards of the 3rd 
Street Light Rail project. 

12. Agenda Planning for June Meeting: 



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Not covered due to the lateness of time. 

13. Adjournment 7:38 p.m. 

Attachments and handouts: 

Agenda Item 2 - 

April 7, 2005 MTA CAC minutes 

Agenda Item 4 - 

Letter from Jose Luis Moscovich (Executive Director, S. F. Transportation Agency) 

Agenda Item 6 - 

Summary of 2005 Proposed Service Adjustments 
MTA Proposed Service Changes for FY 2006 
(4) Maps of routes for service adjustments 

Agenda Item 8 - 

Open runs comparison 

LR vehicles average a.m./ p.m. availability 

Vacant Shifts - Embarcadero Tower 



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City & County of San Francisco 
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Notice of Rescheduled Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Monday, June 6, 2005 at 5:30 p.m. 

1145 Market Street, 5th Floor (Main Conference Room) 

San Francisco, California 

for 

Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, 

Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, 

Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, and Daniel Weaver 

(2 Vacancies) 

Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, and Bruce Oka 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, and Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chair), Mary F. Burns, Sue Cauthen, Daniel Murphy, and Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Bruce Oka (Chair), Emily Drennen, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent 

The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

401 Van Ness Avenue Room 334 - San Francisco, CA 94102-4524 

((415) 554-6873 FAX (415) 554-4143 

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Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

AGENDA 

Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Monday, June 6, 2005 at 5:30 p.m. 

1145 Market Street, 5th Floor (Main Conference Room) 

San Francisco, California 



Item 

# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


5:30 


2. I 


Adopt Minutes of May 5, 2005 [Attachment] (Discussion/Action) 


5:33 


3. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the 
jurisdiction of the Council not on the agenda. 


5:35 


4. 


Report of the Chair (Discussion) 
Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 


5:40 


5. 


Staff Report (Discussion) 

Paul Czechowicz (MTA CAC Staff Liaison) 


5:45 


Staff-Initiated Items 


6. 


Integrating MUNI and DPT Planning (Discussion/Action) 
William Lieberman (MTA Planning Director) 


5:50 


7. 


Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP) (Discussion/Action) 


6:25 


Council-Initiated Items 


8. 


Recommendations from the CAC Committees 

(Discussion/Action) 

ocsc 

51605.01 The MTA CAC recommends that the ticket vending 
machines proposed as part of the new MUNI Wayside collection 
system sell Senior, Youth, and Disabled tickets as well as 1-day, 
3-day, 7-day and Token fares. 

51605.02 The MTA CAC recommends that as part of the 
WAFER project the ticket vending machines should take 
advantage of the economy of scale for other locations that are 
identified as high volume surface stops in the Metro system for 
the top 8 to 10 locations. 


6:35 



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FAC 

51805.03 WHEREAS, The City and County of San Francisco 
has an adopted "Transit-First" policy, and 

WHEREAS, approximately two-thirds of San Francisco residents 
are regular MUNI riders, 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT The MTA CAC 
recommends that none of the $9.2 million in General Fund 
transfer identified by the City Controller, nor any future 
Proposition 42 funds be used to reduce parking fines or parking 
fees. 

EMSC 

51905.04 The MTA CAC recommends that MUNI exempt 
Emergency Road Call Response staff from hiring freezes and 
overtime prohibitions because fast and reliable road service is 
essential to maintain reliable transit service. 




9. 


Committee Reports 


7:00 


10. 


Council Members' Questions and Comments 


7:10 


11. 


Agenda planning for July 7, 2005 meeting. 
Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: 

Thursday, July 7, 2005, 5:30pm, 1 145 Market Street, 5th Floor 
(Main Conference Room) 


7:25 


12. 


Adjournment 


7:30 



^achments: 

^genda Item #2 

^tachment - Minutes from May 5, 2005 meeting 

NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public 
Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at 
www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

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inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave, Room 334, during regular business hours. 



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Conference Room, San Francisco, CA. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and Muni Metro station is 
Civic Center. Accessible Muni bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 5-Fulton, 9-San 
Bruno, 19-Polk, 21 -Hayes, and 71-Haight-Noriega, and the F-Market & Wharves (Historic 
Streetcar Service). For more information about Muni accessible services, call 415-923-6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. 
The Civic Center Garage, entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and 
Larkin Streets, includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) 
please contact Debra Reed (Council Secretary) at (415) 554-6873 at least two business days 
before the meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, 
environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public 
meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based 
products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices 
are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from 
the meeting room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, 
or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct 
the peoples' business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the 
people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection 
and copying at 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices of 
Meetings and Agendas are posted on Muni's Web site at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices 
of meetings and agendas, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library 
(Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San 
Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall 
by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San 
Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415-554-7854 or by e-mail 
at donna_hall@ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy 
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Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, 
Section 2.100, to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the 
Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, 
San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their 
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DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

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Monday, June 6, 2005 at 5:30 p.m. 

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1. Call to Order/ Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The regular meeting of the Municipal 
Transportation Agency citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) was called to order at 5:31 
p.m., Monday, June 6, 2005. Daniel Murphy (chair) presided. A quorum was present 
including the following: 

MTA CAC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice 
Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith 
Humphrey, and Daniel Weaver. 

MTA CAC Members absent at Roll Call: Cesar Perez, arrived at 5:38 p.m. 

MTA CAC Absent: Bruce Oka, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent. 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [MUNI] and Department of Parking and Traffic 
[DPT]) Present: William Lieberman (MTA Deputy Director- Planning), and Deborah W. 
Denison (MUNI IT Project Manager). 

Community Representatives Present: Roger Basely - Transportation Advocate - Safety - 
Middle School 

2. Adopt the MTA CAC Minutes of May 5, 2005: 

Motion to adopt the MTA CAC minutes for May 2005 by Joan Downey. 



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2nd by Mary Burns 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair), Ferrario (Vice Chair), Burns, Cauthen, 
Cimento, Downey, Drennen, Humphrey, and Weaver) 

3. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: 

Tape recording was inaudible. 

4. Report of the Chair: Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 

a) Executive Director Michael T. Burns announced his resigning from the MTA effective July 
15, 2005. Interim MTA Executive Director was to be Stuart Sunshine. Mr. Murphy would be 
proactively seeking to have MTA CAC participation with the MTA Board in the search and 
selection process for the next executive director. 

b) Additional money to the MTA that became available from the state will be applied toward 
Adult Fast passes to delay its price increase through 2005. 

c) The 4 amended raises of parking fines and fees, also an amendment by Supervisor Ross 
Mirkarimi, were all defeated at the Board of Supervisors. 

d) Paul Czechowicz (MTA CAC Liaison) would be terminating his employment with the MTA 
July 1 , 2005. Mr. Murphy would be meeting with Michael Burns regarding Mr. Czechowicz's 
successor. 

5. Staff Report: Deborah Denison (MUNI IT Project Manager) 

Ms. Denison distributed copied of a memo from Michael T. Burns, MTA Executive Director. 
Daniel Murphy added that Mr. Burns had accepted the position as head of VTA in Santa 
Clara County. 

Staff-Initiated Items 

6. Integrating MUNI and DPT Planning: (Discussion/Action) William Lieberman (MTA- 
Deputy Director - Planning) 

During the month of July 2005, many of various offices of both MUNI and DPT will be moving 
to 1 South Van Ness Avenue. DPT and MUNI planners will occupy the same floor, with goals 
of developing an environment of better communication and sharing between the 
departments. 

Future projects: 

Pedestrian Master Plan - As an element of the City plan, an urban transportation developed 
around a good pedestrian system. 

Bicycle Policy - Working into the network elements. 

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and frequency of stops by way of sliming down on stops, similar to that of Limited lines. 
Questions and Comments from the CAC 

a) Emily Drennen: 

Describe his vision for "complete streets", considering all the modes, bikes, transit, etc. Will 
these work themselves out on each project or will they be worked out on some policy level? 
Answer: While particulars are still being worked out, there will be some "complete streets" 
when everything will be shared, while others will be A and B streets. 

In looking at the budget, including State and Federal money, and how many funded projects 
can the Planning group take on, is there a plan for consolidating grants, contracts, etc? 
Answer: The Capitol Grants unit has been retained in Mr. Lieberman's division. They are 
also communicating with DPT as to their needs for grants. While working within the Budget, 
consolidations will be made where consolidation makes sense. He would like to see more 
joints, submittals, etc. 

b) Steve Ferrario: 

Does the job of Director Planner encompass both Capitol bodies and Service Planning? 
Answer: Yes 

What changes have been observed in the relationship of the MTA with the S. F. 
Transportation Authority (TA), especially as it relates to the 38 Greary line? Answer: The 
relationship is a good on. The TA is comprised of competent people. The relationship with 
the TA is still evolving as the MTA assures them of real support. The hope is that the new 
Executive Director will also share that same ideality, as did Michael T. Burns. 

DPT just installed a massive Emergency Response Center (ERC). Answer: While DPT is 
expected to complete the move to the South Van Ness facility by December 2005, it may be 
a few years out before bringing the ERC to the new location in view of the investment. 

c) Sue Cauthen: 

The 39 Coit project has encountered some recent resistance by people preferring to use 
their own cars, feeling the service is not good enough, wanting more lines, including one 
suggestion of fewer stops. Answer: There were new buses that look sleek compared to the 
simply painting ones from our present fleet. BRT was a package that included some priority 
in traffic, upscale vehicles, passenger informational, also including nice waiting areas. What 
people generally seem to want to know about transit is, how frequent, routes near jobs, near 
places of residence, nice seats, etc. Also people who avoid transit are seeing transit as a last 
resort, as something less than upscale. Of course upscale comes with a price, i.e., upscale 
vehicle with a comparable fare for the value added. 

d) Joan Downey: 

Part of the Geary corridor goes through District 5. Erroneous material was being circulated 
from an unknown source in connection with the BRT, which has come to the attention of the 
President of the San Francisco Coalition for Neighborhoods. Ms. Downey will forward a copy 
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e) Daniel Murphy: 

In view of MUNI's service adjustments, what benefits will BRT offer the public? Answer: BRT 
will offer faster commute to the longer distance traveler through reduced frequency of stops, 
similar to that of the Limited lines, however there will still be the parallel transit lines servicing 
local stops. 

Public Comment 

Roger Basely - Transportation Advocate - Safety - Middle School 

Mr. Basely felt that many people are often too busy to get involved with transit planning. 
SFCTA saw DPT as not having the vision/goal, due to being deeply involved with 
methodology. He hopes to see Mr. Burns's replacement with good planning and an overall 
planning concept. (Tape recording inaudible) 

7. Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP): (Discussion/Action) 

Daniel Murphy announced that the Draft for SRTP would be available June 7, 2005, with a 
timeframe for comments in July 2005. William Lieberman also announced that he would be 
making a presentation to the Board. 

Council-Initiated Items 

8. Recommendations from the CAC Committees (Discussion/Action) 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that the ticket vending machines proposed as part of 
the new MUNI Wayside collection system sell Senior, Youth, and Disabled tickets as well as 
1-day, 3-day, 7-day and Token fares. 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair), Ferrario (Vice Chair), Burns, Cauthen, 
Cimento, Drennen, Humphrey, Perez, and Weaver) 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that as part of the WAFER project the MTA should 
take advantage of the econnomy of scale and buy ticket vending machines for other 
locations that are identified as high volume surface stops in the Metro system. 

(Wording amended.) 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair), Ferrario (Vice Chair), Burns, Cauthen, 
Cimento, Drennen, Humphrey, Perez, and Weaver) 

Motion: WHEREAS, The City and County of San Francisco has an adopted "Transit-First" 
policy, and 

WHEREAS, approximately two-thirds of San Francisco residents are regular MUNI riders, 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT The MTA CAC recommends that none of the $9.2 
million in General Fund transfer identified by the City Controller, nor any future Proposition 
42 funds be used to reduce parking fines or parking fees from proposed levels. (Wording 
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Proposal was not agreed to: 

CAC members in favor (Ayes - Murphy (Chair), Burns, Drennen, Humphrey, and Perez) 

CAC members opposed (Nay - Ferrario (Vice Chair), Cauthen, Cimento, and Weaver) 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that MUNI exempt Emergency Road Call Response 
staff from hiring freezes and overtime prohibitions because fast and reliable road service is 
essential to maintain reliable transit service. 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair), Ferrario (Vice Chair), Burns, Cauthen, 
Cimento, Drennen, Humphrey, Perez, and Weaver) 

9. Committee Reports 

a) Sue Cauthen: Per Michael Burns, proponents for the 39 Coit project could have copies of 
the legal opinion that DPT received from John Kennedy. 

b) Mary Burns: Commended the Traffic Engineering Department. They responded to a letter 
to review the stop sign and traffic situation at West Portal flowing on to Sloat Boulevard by 
the St. Francis Circle, as unsafe for pedestrian crossing. Along with zebra stripping 
crosswalks, they will be installing a special stop sign that will alert drivers to watch for 
pedestrians crossing from the right. 

c) Steve Ferrario: Read a line from a San Francisco Chronicle Letter to the Editor, dated May 
21, 2005,titled: "MUNI versus Pick Pockets". "MUNI station agents won't run both escalators 
at the West Portal Station forcing old people and the disabled to go out of the station, into the 
rain, if they want to change platforms, because it's the regulations." Mr. Ferrario said he had 
observed many station escalators inoperable. Engineering or Operations should keep them 
up and running, especially at West Portal. Emily Drennen added that she is working with 
various advocates for safe works to transit that include issues such as, access for disabled 
and wheelchair bound people. Daniel Murphy will agendize "escalators for safety purposes 
for the disabled and wheelchair bound". 

10. Council Members' questions and Comments: (Discussion/Action) 

a) Sue Cauthem was expecting a copy of the legal opinion regarding the 39 Coit. 

b) Joan Downey: 

71 Haight-Noriega bus line: A stop sign is being installed at Frederic Street at Willard, across 
the street from Kezar stadium, hindering the 71 line run, along with a bigger problem of a 
stoplight added at Stanyon and Frederic streets. Waller Street has been closed to traffic 
going through Golden Gate Park, resulting in traffic backup which further effects the 71 line. 
DPT may want to look into perhaps, putting in a "left hand turn signal" at the traffic light. 

MUNI Park on West Portal at the N Judah line at Carl and Cole streets: 1) A series of E- 
mails reporting debris and rat infestation resulting from trash left by homeless people taking 
residence there and their pets. Notes forwarded to Ted Aranas, Acting Head of Facilities 
seems to have gone ignored. 2) Also, the sprinkler system watering the lawn has been 
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lawn with appropriate permission. Daniel Murphy and Daniel Weaver felt that the EMSC 
Committee could look into the MUNI's grounds/maintenance issues. 

1 1 . Agenda Planning for July, 2005 Meeting: 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: 

a) Invite Stuart Sunshine as the Interim Executive Director to talk about transition. 

b) Baseball schedule impact on LRV and how will it all work together. Jim Kelly and Fred 
Stephens. 

c) MUNI's response to requests for public records in general. 

12. Adjournment 
Attachments: 
Agenda Item 2 - 
May 5, 2005 minutes 
Agenda Item 5- 
E-mail from Michael T. Burns announcing his resignation 



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Municipal Transportation Agency IMFNTS DEPT. 

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Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

"Location Change" SAN fra ncisco 

for PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Thursday, July 7, 2005 at 5:30 p.m. 
401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334 (Conference Room 335) 
0.3 San Francisco, California 

, r Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, 

Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, 

Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, and Daniel Weaver 

(2 Vacancies) 

Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, and Bruce Oka 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, and Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chair), Mary F. Burns, Sue Cauthen, Daniel Murphy, and Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Bruce Oka (Chair), Emily Drennen, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent 

The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

401 Van Ness Avenue Room 334 - San Francisco, CA 94102-4524 

(415) 554-6873 FAX (415) 554-4143 



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Disability Access 

This meeting will be held in Room 334 (Conference Room 335) at 401 Van Ness Avenue, 
San Francisco, between McAllister and Grove Streets (the War Memorial Veterans' Building). 
From the first floor lobby, take either elevator to the 3rd floor. Make a left and enter through 
Room 334 for Conference Room 335. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center, 
about four blocks from the meeting location. Accessible Muni lines nearest the meeting 
location are the 5-Fulton, 21 -Hayes, 47-Van Ness, and 49 Mission-Van Ness. The closest 
Muni Metro stop is Van Ness station, where one can transfer to a 47-Van Ness or 49 
Mission-Van Ness bus. For more information about Muni accessible services, call 415-923- 
6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. 
A bicycle rack is located outside the main entrance to 401 Van Ness. The Civic Center 
Garage (entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) 
includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) 
please contact Debra Reed (Council Secretary) at (415) 554-6873 at least two business days 
before the meeting. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) 
please contact Debra Reed (Council Secretary) at (415) 554-6873 at least two business days 
before the meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, 
environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public 
meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based 
products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices 
are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from 
the meeting room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, 
or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct 
the peoples' business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the 
people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection 
and copying at 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices of 
Meetings and Agendas are posted on Muni's Web site at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices 
of meetings and agendas, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library 
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For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San 
Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall 
by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San 
Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415-554-7854 or by e-mail 
at donna_hall @ci.sf.ca. us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy 
from Ms. Hall or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the 
Internet at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, 
Section 2.100, to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the 
Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, 
San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their 
website at htt p://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 



City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

AGENDA 

"Location Change" 

Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, July 7, 2005 at 5:30 p.m. 

401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334 (Conference Room 335) 

San Francisco, California 



Item 
# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Adopt Minutes of June 6, 2005 [Attachment] 
(Discussion/Action) 


5:33 


3. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the 
jurisdiction of the Council not on the agenda. 


5:35 


4. 


Report of the Chair (Discussion) 
Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 


5:40 


5. 


Election of Chair (Discussion/Action) 


5:45 


6. 


Election of Vice Chair (Discussion/Action) 


5:50 

i 


7. 


Staff Report (Discussion) 


5:55 









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Staff-Initiated Items 




8. 


Transition (Discussion/Action) 

Stuart Sunshine - Interim Executive Director 


6:00 


9. 


Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP) (Discussion/Action) 
Duncan Watry, and Ann Fuller (MUNI Transit Planning) 


6:20 


10. 


Baseball Schedule Impact on LRV (Discussion/Action) 


6:40 


Council-Initiated Items 


11. 


Committee Reports 


6:55 


12. 


Recommendations from the Operations and Customer 
Service Committee (OCSC) (Discussion/Action) 

41805.01 The MTA CAC recommends that the Cable Car 
division seek to end the process of commingling of cable car 
operator's personal funds with cash fare revenues. 

41805.02 The MTA CAC recommends that the Cable Car 
division accounting process track average hourly collection by 
operator. 


7:00 


13. 


Recommendation from the Planning and Marketing 
Committee (PMC) (Discussion/Action) 

41805.03 WHEREAS, a pilot study undertaken by DPT found 
that 90% of the public approved of the new pedestrian 
countdown signal heads; and 

WHEREAS, San Francisco is a national leader in installing 
pedestrian countdown signals; and 

WHEREAS, locations with new pedestrian countdown signals 
see a 52% average reduction in pedestrian injuries; and 

WHEREAS, the costs to retrofit and/or to install new pedestrian 
countdown signals are very low in relation to their benefit; 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the MTA CAC urges the 
Transportation Authority to prioritize installation of new and 
retrofitted pedestrian countdown signals, especially in areas with 
high pedestrian traffic, high pedestrian injuries and/or deaths and 
near schools. 


7:05 


14. 


Recommendation from the Finance and Administration 
Committee (Discussion/Action) 

51805.06 WHEREAS, industry-wide statistics for fare evasion 
vary widely; and 


7:10 



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i 
WHEREAS, approximately 15% to 20% of Metro riders contacted 

by fare inspectors are without a valid fare instrument; and 

WHEREAS, a pilot program that used light-duty MUNI personnel 
to discourage riders from entering from the rear doors of the 14 
Mission bus resulted in a 14% to18% increase in fares; and 

WHEREAS, MUNI is planning to move towards a system-wide 
Proof of Payment (POP) policy in order to increase efficiencies 
and revenue; now 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT The MTA CAC 
recommends that MUNI initiate a pilot (program or study) by 
which fare inspectors and light-duty personnel conduct random 
inspections on MUNI lines throughout the City in order to 
determine the scope of net revenue lost to fare evasion, including 
a breakdown by type of fare (adult, youth, senior/disabled) lost to 
evasion. 




15. 


Council Members' Questions and Comments 


7:15 


16. 


Change in Location of Regular CAC Meeting 

(Discussion/Action) 


7:20 


17. 


, 

Agenda planning for August 4, 2005 meeting. 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: 

Thursday, August 4, 2005, 5:30pm, 401 Van Ness Avenue, 
Room 334 
(Conference Room 335) 


7:25 


18. 


Adjournment 


7:30 



attachments: 

!\genda Item #2 

<\ttachment - Minutes from June 6, 2005 meeting 

\genda Item #14 

^achment - Fare Evasion, April 2005 Report 

MOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public 
Jbrary (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at 
/vww.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public 
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DOCUMENTS DEPT. 



FINAL MINUTES 

of SEP 2 7 2005 

Regular Meeting _ mkl 

0.3 SAN FRANCISCO 

, , t ™«t i * ™ PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Thursday, July 7, 2005 at 5:30 p.m. 

401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334 (Conference Room 335) 

San Francisco, California 

1. Call to Order/ Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The regular meeting of the Municipal 
Transportation Agency citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) was called to order at 5:37 
p.m., Thursday, July 7, 2005. Daniel Murphy (chair) presided. A quorum was present 
including the following: 

MTA CAC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice 
Chair), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen (Departed 7:20), Griffith 
Humphrey (Departed 7:45), Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, and Daniel Weaver. 

MTA CAC Members absent at Roll Call: Sue Cauthen, arrived 5:40 p.m. 

MTA CAC Absent: Bruce Oka, and Cesar Perez. 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [MUNI] and Department of Parking and Traffic 
[DPT]) Present: Stuart Sunshine (MTA Deputy Executive Director), Duncan Watry (MTA 
Transit Capital Planning), Deborah W. Denison (MTA CAC Liaison), and Debra Reed (MTA 
CAC Secretary). 

Community Representatives Present: None 

2. Adopt the MTA CAC Minutes of June 6, 2005: 

Motion to adopt the MTA CAC minutes for June 2005 by Joan Downey. 
2nd by Mary Burns 

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Abstain - Norman Rolf (he was not present for the June 6, 2005 meeting) 

3. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: 

None. 

4. Report of the Chair: Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 

a) Today's CAC meeting was moved to room 1 10B located at 401 Van Ness Avenue 
due to a previous meeting still in session in room 334, conference room 335. 

b) Due to the Terrorist attach this morning, July 7, 2005, in London, England; 
Department of Homeland Security raised the alert level on all transit systems 
nationwide to code "Orange." MUNI has been in various meetings today to manage 
security. 

c) Mr. Murphy had been meeting with Executive Recruiter, Stephanie Pensens with 
Gilbert Tweed Associates from New York, New York, searching for replacement 
candidates for both the Executive Director and the Executive Financial Director 
positions. Should the CAC have any feedback to pass along to the Recruiter, please 
contact Mr. Murphy. The search committee consists of 3 key people, MTA Chair 
Cleopatra Vaughns, Ed Harrington, and Executive Director Michael T. Burns. Since 
July 15, 2005 would be Mr. Burns' last day, there would most likely be a replacement 
for his committee spot to continue the search. 

d) Three charter amendments were up to be updated. 

• Supervisor Ammiano's MTA Board Appointment measure - which splits board 
member appointments between the Mayor and the Board of Supervisors. There was 
a concern that a Board of new members selected for seat in April 2006, could affect 
the MTA's search process for the new Executive Director. 

• Supervisor Sandoval MTA Reform measure - reverses many of the reforms 
instituted in Proposition E and returns line-item budgetary control to the Board of 
Supervisor. This measure did not receive much support from the BOS. 

• Supervisor Alioto-Pier's Charter Amendment - calls for parking meter enforcement 
on Sundays with revenues going to the local business district instead of the MTA, 
which could be an exemption on the funding mechanism provided in Proposition E. 
While not presently presenting a revenue issue, it could potentially affect a revenue 
source for MTA. 

• An additional amendment from Supervisor Peskin - required that people serving on 
Charter commissions when their term ends, would need to be re-appointed within 
120 days, or they would be dropped from their commission. Also he was proposing a 
term limited to "2" terms on Charter commissions. Supervisor Peskin did state that he 
would be adding an amendment that would exempt Citizens Advisory Councils. 

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Motion by Normal Rolfe to nominate Daniel Murphy as Chair of the MTA CAC 

2nd by Sue Cauthen 

Motion by Sue Cauthen to close nominations for MTA CAC Chair 

2nd by Norman Rolfe 

CAC passed (Ayes - Burns, Cimento, Downey, Drennen, Ferrario, Humphrey, 

Murphy, Rolfe, Vincent, and Weaver) 

6. Election of Vice Chair: 

Motion by Dorris Vincent to nominate Steve Ferrario as Vice Chair to the MTA CAC 

2nd by Mary Burns 

Motion by Sue Cauthen to close nominations for MTA CAC Vice Chair 

2nd by Dan Weaver 

CAC passed (Ayes - Burns, Cimento, Downey, Drennen, Ferrario, Humphrey, 

Murphy, Rolfe, Vincent, and Weaver) 

7. Staff Report: Deborah W. Denison (MTA CAC Liaison) 

Staff report was distributed for review. 

Joan Downey received an E-mail announcing a farewell party for Executive Director, 
Michael T. Burns. Invitations were distributed by Debra Reed. 

Art Cimento asked had the FY06 Budget process been completed? Answer: 
Deborah Denison responded that the FY06 Budget was approved and in progress 
with July in the first quarter of Budget year FY06. 

Staff-Initiated Items 

8. Transition: Stuart Sunshine, MUNI Deputy Executive Director (Discussion/Action) 

Monday morning began with the terrible news of the Terrorist attacks in London, England. 
Before speaking about the Transition topic, in view of the code "Orange" alert, Mr. Sunshine 
commended the teaming efforts between MUNI Operations, Maintenance, Security, light duty 
officers and employees, and the San Francisco Police Department during the looming crises 
mode. Every MUNI vehicle, tunnel, platform was thoroughly searched by 4:00 a.m., before 
the commute hours had started. The Federal Government does reimburse the City for costs 
associated with code "Orange" such as overtime involved with the Police Department, and 
MUNI personnel dealing with security. 

Steve Ferrario asked about stations co-occupied by MUNI and BART. Answer: The agencies 
worked together in terms of sweeps, walk throughs, and the strong presence of uniform 
wearing personnel. BART also requested K-9 units be brought up by SFPD from SFO. 

Transition: Mr. Sunshine would be the interim Executive Director for an unspecified term 
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until the permanent Executive Director would be selected. The national search began during 
June 2005. Ms. Stephanie Pesen with Gilbert Tweed Associates from New York, New York, 
specialized in transportation and was also instrumental in selecting Michael T. Burns. Stake 
Holders and Boards would also be involved. 

Questions and Comments for the CAC 

Emily Drennen asked about progress of the MTA merge between MUNI and DPT. Answer: 
Mr. Sunshine was the Director of DPT for two and a half years prior to accepting his position 
as MTA Deputy Executive Director. Success to date was the merge of finance bureaus, 
Human Resources, and Planning under the leadership of William Lieberman. An 
organizational team would be further working with Operations, Maintenance, Planning, and 
Finance, to continue the success of the MTA merging project. 

Daniel Murphy asked about the status of the search for a Chief Finance Officer (CFO). 
Answer: The CFO search, on hold, will resume when the new Executive Director along with 
the new MTA board would be firmly established in year 2006. 

Dorris Vincent asked: 

Is it possible that the Executive Director could already be firmly established before the new 
MTA board is selected in April 2006 through pressure from the public? Answer: The new 
Executive Director would have a contract in place. Building of positive relationships could be 
established between the Executive Director and the new MTA Board to continue as a team 
to achieve MTA visions. 

How many people were laid off? Answer: Layoffs have not occurred yet. Through new 
schedules, a reduction in $13 million in services, matching staff with resources, 3 plus 3 early 
retirement, the goal would be minimal "0". 

Art Cimento asked: 

Would the MTA Board continue to support the agenda as set out by Michael T. Burns for the 
MTA or would there be changes? Answer: No, the MTA was very supportive the Mr. Burns 
plans, particular in view of the financial situation to search for long-term solutions to improve 
the stability of the Department. 

Were there any significant policies or differences spotted among candidates for the 
Executive Director that may possibly change or extend the current set of policies and 
priorities for the MTA? Answer: Mr. Sunshine had no information on the candidate pool. 

Sue Cauthen asked about a legal opinion regarding what an attorney told DPT about the 
project to limit parking at Coit Tower. Answer: Mr. Murphy responded that Paul Czechowicz 
returned to the MTA and would be able to answer the request. 

Dan Weaver asked if Supervisor Tom Ammiano had expressed any background information 
to explain his legislation to establish a new MTA board with all new members in April 2006. 
Answer: Daniel Murphy responded that goals for the legislation might possibly include an 
opportunity to select a more diverse MTA board in term of outlook and priorities. Until now, 
no grievances had been expressed. 

Mary Burns suggested that MUNI should seek changing its work culture, especially drivers, 

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changing the understanding of customer service and how to respond with customers. Daniel 
Murphy asked about status on the contract with Labor Union 250A. Answer: The 250A 
contract would expire in 2008. Already as a requirement under the Charter, MUNI would be 
required to pay certain salary and benefits programs. Part of the success of the MTA 
definitely would be Local 250A. Mr. Sunshine regular meetings have already been 
established over the past year with 250A to build a strong relationship to improve MUNI 
operations. Other significantly important unions include, 790, 1414, PCOs, 200, station 
agents, maintenance, etc. 

Joan Downey asked about the future of safety meetings established by Michael T. Burns to 
improve safety. Answer: Mr. Sunshine values safety issues as priority and would continue 
regular meetings. 

9. Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP): Duncan Watry, MUNI Transit Capital Planning 
(Discussion/Action) 

Mr. Watry opened with the distribution and review of both the SRTP and copies of the SRTP 
PowerPoint presentation for the MTA Board. The SRTP is required and funded by the MTC 
through a Federal grant every 2 years to update the list of MUNI service planning and capital 
projects. The public review period for comments would close 2:00 p.m. July 19, 2005 by the 
MTA Board at their meeting. Changes to the SRTP would be produced based on comments 
received with the final edition to be released August/September 2005. 

The SRTP included new and updated sections on the 3rd Street project, Central Subway, 
Proposition E Service Standards, and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). Also updated were details of 
the Operating Budget, including new funding sources, such as, RM2. A new fleet plan 
chapter was prepared in response to questions from the FTA, and their significant updates 
on the Capital Improvement Program (CIP). 

Comments and input for the SRTP should be addressed to Marguarite Fuller in MUNI Capital 
Planning. 

Questions and Comments from the CAC 

Emily Drennen asked does MUNI approach lawmakers for specific projects? Answer: 
Earmarks are requested through the Mayor's office. 

Dan Weaver suggested adding an executive summary or a "how to read this book" page that 
would explain how to use the book and read the tables. Sue Cauthen suggested an index. 

Mr. Weaver also asked would maintenance, painting, lighting, and landscaping cuts, fit in the 
SRTP? Answer: Such projects are usually covered in the operating budget, but MUNI 
sometimes applies to funding agencies for these types of projects and the agencies in turn 
decide what projects they would or would not fund. 

Ms. Downey questioned the table #94, page 166 as not specific on various rail replacement 
projects. Answer: Mr. Watry redirected readers to page 130 for specification on components. 

Art Cimento commented that the SRTP contained unrealistic data projections. Example, the 
SRTP reported salary increases of 7% per year over the past 5 years, yet the SRTP table 
projected salary increases of 3% over the next 20 years, how realistic were SRTP 
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ridership was flat, City population has gone stagnant, voters refused to support taxation for 
additional funding, difficulty raising fares, ongoing services cut, no new sources of revenue 
have been identified. Daniel Murphy added that there was a need to address MUNI's 
structural deficit. 

Mr. Cimento, Mr. Weaver, and Mr. Murphy pointed out that while privatization is not a 
desirable alternative, MUNI needed to focus on the future of MUNI, identifying alternatives, 
better funding streams, increase ridership in order to keep MUNI alive. Answer: The Deputy 
Director of MTA Planning had expressed similar concerns; receiving such public comments 
in writing would have an impact. 

10. Baseball Schedule Impact on LRV: (Discussion/Action) 

Per E-mail, dated July 7, 2005 from Jim Kelly, requested to please continue this item at the 
next MTA CAC meeting due to the fact that all transit systems Nationwide were focused on 
the code "Orange" alert in view of the terrorist attacks, which occurred in London, England. 

Council-Initiated Items 

1 1 . Committee Reports: 

Mary Burns reported that as President of the Neighborhood Association, she has been 
receiving many complaints from residents in her area of plaster cracks, cement falling off 
pillars in garages as a result of shaking caused by BREDAs passing by. What venue is 
available to report such complaints? Answer: Deborah Denisen responded that Citizens can 
always submit PSRs, however she will investigate for a point of contact for such complaints. 

12. Recommendations from the Operations and Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

(Discussion/Action) 

41805.05 The MTA CAC recommends that the Cable Car division seek to end the process of 
commingling of cable car operator's personal funds with cash fare revenues. 

Discussion: Cable Car operators bring coinage change to work for passengers from their 
personal funds. At the end of shift they they go through change comingled with their personal 
funds to turn in what was fare revenue. Norman Rolfe responded that historically operators 
previously provided change, however that practice should be discontinued. 

CAC passed (Ayes - Murphy (Chair), Ferrario (Vice Chair), Burns, Cimento, Downey, 
Humphrey, Rolfe, Vincent, and Weaver) 

41805.06 The MTA CAC recommends that the Cable Car division accounting process track 
average hourly collection by operator. 

Discussion: To better controll possible embezzlement of funds, MUNI could utilize receipt 
data. 

CAC passed (Ayes - Murphy (Chair), Ferrario (Vice Chair), Burns, Cimento, Downey, 
Humphrey, Rolfe, Vincent, and Weaver) 

13. Recommendations from the Planning and Marketing Committee (PMC) 

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41805.07 WHEREAS, a pilot study undertaken by DPT found that 90% of the public 
approved of the new pedestrian countdown signal heads; and 

WHEREAS, San Francisco is a national leader in installing pedestrian countdown signals; 
and 

WHEREAS, locations with new pedestrian countdown signals see a 52% average reduction 
in pedestrian injuries; and 

WHEREAS, the costs to retrofit and/or to install new pedestrian countdown signals are very 
low in relation to their benefit; 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the MTA CAC urges the Transportation Authority to 
prioritize installation of new and retrofitted pedestrian countdown signals, especially in areas 
with high pedestrian traffic, high pedestrian injuries and/or deaths and near schools. 

Discussion: City plans for countdown signals should be labled as a top priority. 

CAC passed (Ayes - Murphy (Chair), Ferrario (Vice Chair), Burns, Cimento, Downey, 
Humphrey, Rolfe, Vincent, and Weaver) 

14. Recommendations from the Finance and Administration Committee (FAC) 

(Discussion/Action) 

51805.06 WHEREAS, industry-wide statistics for fare evasion vary widely; and 

WHEREAS, approximate l y 15% to 20% a significant number of Metro riders contacted by 
fare inspectors are without a valid fare instrument; and (wording amended) 

WHEREAS, a pilot program that used light-duty MUNI personnel to discourage riders from 
entering from the rear doors of the 14 Mission bus resulted in a 14% to 18% increase in 
fares; and 

WHEREAS, MUNI is planning to move towards a system-wide Proof of Payment (POP) 
policy in order to increase efficiencies and revenue; now 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT The MTA CAC recommends that MUNI initiate a 
pilot (program or study) by which fare inspectors and light-duty personnel conduct random 
inspections on MUNI lines throughout the City in order to determine the scope of net revenue 
lost to fare evasion, including a breakdown by type of fare (adult, youth, senior/disabled) lost 
to evasion. 

Discussion: A study on the scope of the fare evasion problem would be needed to 
substantiate investing resources. 

CAC passed (Ayes - Murphy (Chair), Ferrario (Vice Chair), Burns, Cimento, Downey, 
Humphrey, Rolfe, Vincent, and Weaver) 

15. Change in Location of Regular CAC Meeting: (Discussion/Action) 

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for the council and associated committees upon completion of the conference rooms. 

16. Agenda Planning for August 4, 2005 Meeting: 

a) Baseball Schedule Impact on LRV 

b) Status on the Executive Search 

17. Adjournment: 7:50 p.m. 
Attachments: 

Agenda Item 2 - 

Attachment - Minutes from June 6 2005 meeting 

Agenda Item 9 - 

Handout - SRTP Presentation handout 

Agenda Item 14 - 

Attachment - Fare Evasion, April 2005 Report 



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Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, August 4, 2005 at 5:30 p.m. 

401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334 (Conference Room 335) 

San Francisco, California 

Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, 

Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, 

Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, and Daniel Weaver 

(2 Vacancies) 

Committees: DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, and Bruce Oka SAN francisco 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, and Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chair), Mary F. Burns, Sue Cauthen, Daniel Murphy, and Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Bruce Oka (Chair), Emily Drennen, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent 

The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

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401 Van Ness Avenue Room 334 - San Francisco, CA 94102-4524 

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Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

AGENDA 
Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, August 4, 2005 at 5:30 p.m. 

401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334 (Conference Room 335) 

San Francisco, California 



Item 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


5:30 


2. | 


Adopt Minutes of July 7, 2005 [Attachment] 
(Discussion/Action) 


5:33 


3. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the 
jurisdiction of the Council not on the agenda. 


5:35 


4. j 


Report of the Chair (Discussion) 
Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 


5:40 


5. 


Staff Report (Discussion) 


5:50 


Staff-Initiated Items 


6. 


Baseball Schedule Impact on LRV (Discussion/Action) Jim 
Kelly 


6:00 


7. 


4th Quarter Service Standards (Discussion/Action) Deborah 
W. Denison 


6:20 


Council-Initiated Items 


8 - 


From the EMSC committee 

Motion: The MTA CAC urges the MTA Board to fill two of the 
three vacant gardening positions within this fiscal year 2006 


6:40 


9. 


Committee Reports 


6:45 


10. 


Council Members' Questions and Comments 


6:55 


11. 


Change in Location of Regular CAC Meeting 

(Discussion/Action) 


7:10 


12. 


Agenda planning for September 1, 2005 meeting 

(Discussion/Action) 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: 

Thursday, September 1, 2005, 5:30pm, Location planning 


7:20 









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13. | Adjournment | 7:30 



Attachments: 

Agenda Item #2 

Attachment - Minutes from July 7, 2005 meeting 

NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public 
Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at 
www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public 
inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave, Room 334, during regular business hours. 

Disability Access 

This meeting will be held in Room 334 (Conference Room 335) at 401 Van Ness Avenue, 
San Francisco, between McAllister and Grove Streets (the War Memorial Veterans' Building). 
From the first floor lobby, take either elevator to the 3rd floor. Make a left and enter through 
Room 334 for Conference Room 335. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center, 
about four blocks from the meeting location. Accessible Muni lines nearest the meeting 
location are the 5-Fulton, 21 -Hayes, 47-Van Ness, and 49 Mission-Van Ness. The closest 
Muni Metro stop is Van Ness station, where one can transfer to a 47-Van Ness or 49 
Mission-Van Ness bus. For more information about Muni accessible services, call 415-923- 
6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. 
A bicycle rack is located outside the main entrance to 401 Van Ness. The Civic Center 
Garage (entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) 
includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) 
please contact Debra Reed (Council Secretary) at (415) 554-6873 at least two business days 
before the meeting. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) 
please contact Debra Reed (Council Secretary) at (415) 554-6873 at least two business days 
before the meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, 
environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public 
meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based 
products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

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are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from 
the meeting room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, 
or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct 
the peoples' business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the 
people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection 
and copying at 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices of 
Meetings and Agendas are posted on Muni's Web site at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices 
of meetings and agendas, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library 
(Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San 
Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall 
by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San 
Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415-554-7854 or by e-mail 
at donna hall@ci .sf.ca. us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy 
from Ms. Hall or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the 
Internet at htt p://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, 
Section 2.100, to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the 
Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, 
San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their 
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City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) 

FINAL MINUTES 

of 
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DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
SEP 2 7 2005 



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1. Call to Order/ Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The regular meeting of the Municipal 
Transportation Agency citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) was called to order at 5:37 
p.m., Thursday, August 4, 2005. Daniel Murphy (chair) presided. A quorum was present 
including the following: 

MTA CAC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice 
Chair), Joan Downey, Griffith Humphrey, Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, and 
Daniel Weaver. 

MTA CAC Members absent at Roll Call: Dorris Vincent, arrived 6:03 p.m. 

MTA CAC Absent: Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, and Emily Drennen. 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [MUNI] and Department of Parking and Traffic 
[DPT]) Present: Deborah W. Denison (MTA CAC Liaison), Debra Reed (MTA CAC 
Secretary), Paul Czechowicz (MTA CAC Staff), Jim Kelly (MUNI Sr. Operations Manager - 
Central Control), and Fred Stephens (MUNI General Manager - Operations). 

Community Representatives Present: Edward Mason 

2. Adopt the MTA CAC Minutes of July 7, 2005: 

Motion to adopt the MTA CAC minutes for July 2005 by Steve Ferrario. 

2nd by Cesar Perez 

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Humphrey, Oka, Perez, Rolfe, and Weaver). 

3. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: 

Edward Mason: 

On Sunday during Memorial Day weekend, MUNI buses were embroiled in heavy traffic on 
Mission Street, especially around 16th Street, due to "Iraq War" demonstrations. Mr. Mason 
was frustrated with the traffic and transit reroute arrangement, citing various streets void of 
traffic that he felt were overlooked as traffic options for better transit flow. He felt this was a 
poor attestation of Transit First. He asked if there was an organization that studied events for 
"After Action" reports? In Transit First, the transit user and MUNI should take priority over 
their own dedicated lanes. Autos should be directed to other streets. 

Mr. Murphy asked Fred Stephens (MUNI General Manager - Operations) if post fact studies 
were done for MTA on big events, traffic, DPT and MUNI? Answer: Not on a routine bases, 
but rather as problems were reported and observed. Norman Rolfe felt that that the Permit 
Department could be more diligent in notifying MUNI in advance for transit planning 
purposes. 

4. Report of the Chair: Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 

a) Mr. Murphy and Steve Ferrario were working with Stuart Sunshine, Deborah W. Denison, 
and Debra Reed to establish a new location for regular MTA CAC meetings. 

b) While the ballot measure would pose a potential issue, the executive recruiter still was 
working on the search for the new executive director. 

5. Staff Report: Deborah W. Denison 

The staff report was E-mailed to the council members. Copies were distributed. 
Staff-Initiated Items 

6. Baseball Schedule Impact on LRV: (Discussion/Action) [Attachments] 
Fred Stephens and Jim Kelly 

Mr. Stephens began by distributing and reviewing a handout prepared with data generated 
by ATCS system, specific to baseball game days during weekends. 

For the coming Ball season, MUNI, using the ATCS equipment, planed to operate 6 double 
car trains, at 3 to 4 trips each, between the SBC Ball Park and the Embarcadero. Additionally 
K Market and N Judah lines would continue along Embarcadero to CalTrain. K Market lines 
would become T's at Embarcadero and continue on to Third Street. J Church lines will 
continue on to CalTrain and return to its regular J route. 

Questions and Comments from the CAC 

Daniel Murphy: 

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service would be 1 19 vehicles, how would that number be affected by Third Street's new 
operations? Answer: Ball Park planning was yet to be developed. 

Mr. Murphy asked for clarification, looking over the status report, where it noted that PCCs 
and LRVs were noted as "no operator?" Answer: While equipment was available on those 
particular days, those runs did not go out due to unscheduled absences in both the extra 
board as well as regular staff, thus vehicles were ready, but no operators were available to 
drive those runs. 

Norman Rolfe: 

Out of a fleet of 1 51 cars, 44 cars were reported out of service. Are there any plans to 
improve reliability? Answer: Day to day the number goes up and down, with door problems, 
steps, yoke and welds. There has been a push to keep production up with proper staffing, 
including weekend production in anticipation of the Third Street Light Rail. 

Daniel Weaver: 

Had cars been ordered for the Third Street Line? Answer: 10 cars had arrived, counted 
among the 151 cars. 

Joan Downey commented, in reviewing the headways that the averages were not true to 
actual wait time. While the average may reflect, as an example, 22-minute headway for the 
day, the report also indicated actual wait periods as long as 56 minutes. Mr. Weaver recalled 
waiting more than 65 minutes on a post-baseball game evening, citing many N Judah cars 
and Castro Shuttles that came by on that day, but no K Market cars. 

Steve Ferrario asked when would the 4th Street Bridge be ready for automobile and bus 
traffic? Answer: Testing was expected to take place October/November 2005, so it would be 
soon afterwards. 

7. 4th Quarter Service Standards: (Discussion/Action) [Attachments] Deborah W. Denison 

Ms. Denison reviewed 4th Quarter Service standards. 

Questions and Comments from the CAC 

Bruce Oka: 

For Passenger Service Reports (PSR), were ADA PSRs included or separated out? Answer: 
They were separated out. There were 649 ADA PSRs for the year. 170 ADA PSRs were 
reported within the last quarter. 

Norman Rolfe: 

Commenting on the measurement of "percent of vehicles that run on time, no more than 4 
minutes late or 1 minute early," Mr. Rolfe on several occasions pointed out that "1 minute 
early" should be deleted because arriving early at a time point is not bad for efficiency, but on 
the other hand, leaving early causes problems, such as missed transfer points. Answer: The 
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How are Fast Passes, Pass Ports, and Day Passes accounted for on page 7 "average fare 
per passenger?" Answer: Passengers' on and offs, are counted and divided by the revenue. 

When will new maps and schedules become available? Answer: Target date was been set 
for September 2005. 

Split Headways could improve service on one hand, but on the other hand it would 
negatively affect on-time performance. Answer: Item 6A in the report addressed Headway 
adjustments, with a result of 76.9 headway adherence. 

Daniel Weaver: 

The measurement goal "Employee education and training" was missed by almost 50%. 
Answer: Operator and Maintenance trainings were combined with training for the entire staff, 
which included non-driver employees. In the past, in-house training was supplemented with 
outside classes, out-of-town seminars and consultants. Due to budgetary constraints training 
had to be limited. Federal and State regulated classes still continue. 

Dorris Vincent: 

What is meant by "Load factor?" Crowded busses would stop to pick up more passengers 
while empty busses pass by. Answer: Busses take turns picking up passengers, stop over 
stop. However, if a passenger requested a stop, the driver would also pickup all boarders 
waiting at the stop, while the following bus continued pass to service the next stop. 

Joan Downey: 

The CAC had suggested adding the measurement "Standard deviation." Answer: Effective 
July 1 , 2005, the next FY06 report would include the new headway measure and the on- 
time-performance measure. 

Steve Ferrario: 

Many drivers were in the habit of allowing passengers to load through the back door to 
speed up boarding, which unfortunately invites fare evasion problems. Joan Downey shared 
the experience of out-of-town visitors who had purchased 3-day passes, which often went 
unchecked by Cable Car drivers. Daniel Murphy responded that the MTA CAC proposed a 
program in the form of a recommendation that was passed in July 2005. 

Council-Initiated Items 

8. From the EMSC Committee: 

Daniel Weaver reported that the EMSC committee met with Maintenance Management and 
learned that MUNI had allowed its gardening staff to dwindle to zero by attrition. Planters and 
other green areas around some Muni facilities were no longer maintained by gardeners and 
are overcome with weeds, trash and the threat of rat infestation. For 3 gardening positions, 
MUNI was working on requisitions to fill 2 positions, while utilizing savings with using work 
orders through other City departments, borrowing the 3rd gardener. MUNI should maintain 
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Motion: The MTA CAC urges the MTA Board to fill two of the three vacant gardening 

positions within this fiscal year 2006. 

2nd by Cesar Perez 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair), Ferrario (Vice Chair), Downey, 

Humphrey, Oka, Perez, Rolfe, Vincent, and Weaver). 

9. Committee Reports: 

OCSC & PMC: Joan Downey reported that the OCSC meeting for July was cancelled due to 
lack of quorum; staff was present. Bruce Oka added that the PMC also did not have a 
quorum. Ms. Downey encouraged available council members to attend committee meetings. 
Mr. Murphy added that any CAC council member present at CAC committee meetings could 
be appointed pro temp in order to meet quorum requirements. 

EMSC: Daniel Weaver reported that Fred Stephens was selected as the new head of 
Maintenance. Mr. Stephens would be compiling a more comprehensive maintenance 
proposal for the BREDA vehicles to be presented at the September 2005 EMSC meeting. 

10. Council Members' Questions and Comments: 

Norman Rolfe: The Kirkland property. SFMRIC had consultants and architects involved, 
working in secret. What are the plans for the Kirkland property, such as housing, 
development, or a transit museum? How did SFMRIC get involved in the first place? It 
seems they are working in secret and it should be brought forth to the public knowledge. Mr. 
Murphy suggested referring the item to the Finance Administration Committee (FAC). As a 
response, Paul Czechowicz suggested that CAC council members could attend SFMRIC 
meetings. 

Dorris Vincent: Hunters' Point Shipyard, construction for the 1300 units of housing on parcel 
"A" should be completed in 18 months. Would there be an increase in service for the 19 Polk 
line or other service changes provided to the new area? Mr. Murphy suggested referring this 
item to the Planning, Marketing Committee (PMC). 

Joan Downey: In looking over the responses from Stuart Sunshine, Ms. Downey was not 
pleased with the response to the recommendation to vend the period tickets (1-day, 3-day, 
and 7-day), that these would not be purchased through vending machines (TVM). Answer: 
Paul Czechowicz responded that TVMs were very costly to support and maintain. Once a 
TVM is installed maintenance becomes a requirement. Vendors have always provided these 
passes at hotel concierges, Cable Car Information, Tourist Information, many places sell 
them. Ms. Downey asked about BART, however Mr. Czechowicz responded that BART 
refuses to carry them and maintain TVMs for these passes. 

1 1 . Change in Location of Regular CAC Meeting: 

MUNI expected to move out of 401 Van Ness Avenue to 1 South Van Ness Avenue in 
December 2005. The sub-committee meetings at 401 Van Ness Avenue would continue at 
the regular location through the end of 2005, and Paul Czechowicz added that possibly until 
June 2006. However the full CAC, due to occupancy size, would need to consider other 
options. The following move was made by Daniel Weaver. 

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officially changed to 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334. 

2nd by Cesar Perez 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair), Ferrario (Vice Chair), Downey, 

Humphrey, Oka, Perez, Rolfe, Vincent, and Weaver). 

12 Agenda planning for September 1, 2005 meeting: 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: 

Joan Downey: Since the MTA CAC work with the MTA Board, she would like to invite each of 
the Board members, one speaker a month, as guest speakers to the CAC meeting. 

Steve Ferrario: Public reaction to the Fare increase in September 2005 

13. Adjournment: 7:34 p.m. 

Attachments: 

Agenda Item 2 - 

CAC Minutes, July 7, 2005 

Agenda Item 5- 

Staff report 

Mr. Stuart Sunshine's response to the CAC's June 2005 recommendations 

Agenda Item 6 - 

MUNI SBC Park Service, August 2005 

Giants Season Schedule 2005 

Agenda Item 7 - 

FY05 4TH 1 - Service Standards 

Summary of FY05 4th Q Service Standards 



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CAC September 1, 2005, agenda/notice 

City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, September 1, 2005 at 5:30 p.m. 

401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334 (Conference Room 335) 

San Francisco, California 

Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, 
Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, 
Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, and Daniel Weaver 
/ or (2 Vacancies) _ 

DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

Committees: 

SEP 2 7 2005 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, and Bruce Oka public Library 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, and Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chair), Mary F. Burns, Sue Cauthen, Daniel Murphy, and Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Bruce Oka (Chair), Emily Drennen, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent 

The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

401 Van Ness Avenue Room 334 - San Francisco, CA 94102-4524 

((415) 554-6873 FAX (415) 554-4143 



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City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

AGENDA 

Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, September 1, 2005 at 5:30 p.m. 

401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334 (Conference Room 335) 

San Francisco, California 



Item 

# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 

, — , i 


5:30 


2. 


Adopt Minutes of August 4, 2005 [Attachment] 
(Discussion/Action) 


5:33 


3. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the 
jurisdiction of the Council not on the agenda. 


5:35 


4. 


Report of the Chair (Discussion) 
Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 


5:40 


5. | 


Staff Report (Discussion) 

Deborah W. Denison (MTA CAC Staff Liaison) 


5:45 


Staff-Initiated Items 


6. 


Guest Speaker (Discussion/Action) 

MTA Board Chairperson, Cleopatra Vaughns 


5:50 


Council-Initiated Items 


7. 


Committee Reports 


6:10 


8. 


Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Motion: WHEREAS millions of dollars in regional funds have 
already been spent to develop Translink, a fare instrument 
designed to be used across transit agencies; 

THEREFORE LET IT BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the MTA CAC 
urges the MTA to investigate the possibility of using Translink 
for Para transit fare payment instead of investing in a stand- 
alone debit card system. 


6:20 


9. | 


Council Members' Questions and Comments 


6:30 


10. 


Agenda planning for October 6, 2005 meeting. 
Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: 


6:35 



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Thursday, October 6, 2005, 5:30pm, City Hall at 1 Dr. Carlton B. 
Goodlett Drive, Conference Room 421 




11. 


Adjournment 


6:40 



Attachments: 

Agenda Item #2 

Attachment - Minutes from August 4, 2005 meeting 

NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public 
Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at 
www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public 
inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave, Room 334, during regular business hours. 

Disability Access 

This meeting will be held in Room 334 (Conference Room 335) at 401 Van Ness Avenue, 
San Francisco, between McAllister and Grove Streets (the War Memorial Veterans' Building). 
From the first floor lobby, take either elevator to the 3rd floor. Make a left and enter through 
Room 334 for Conference Room 335. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center, 
about four blocks from the meeting location. Accessible Muni lines nearest the meeting 
location are the 5-Fulton, 21 -Hayes, 47-Van Ness, and 49 Mission-Van Ness. The closest 
Muni Metro stop is Van Ness station, where one can transfer to a 47-Van Ness or 49 
Mission-Van Ness bus. For more information about Muni accessible services, call 415-923- 
6142. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. 
A bicycle rack is located outside the main entrance to 401 Van Ness. The Civic Center 
Garage (entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) 
includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) 
please contact Debra Reed (Council Secretary) at (415) 554-6873 at least two business days 
before the meeting. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) 
please contact Debra Reed (Council Secretary) at (415) 554-6873 at least two business days 
before the meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, 
environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public 
meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based 
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Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices 
are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from 
the meeting room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, 
or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct 
the peoples' business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the 
people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection 
and copying at 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices of 
Meetings and Agendas are posted on Muni's Web site at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices 
of meetings and agendas, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library 
(Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San 
Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall 
by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San 
Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415-554-7854 or by e-mail 
at d onna hall(5)ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy 
from Ms. Hall or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the 
Internet at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, 
Section 2.100, to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the 
Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, 
San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their 
website at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 



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City and County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) DOCUMENTS DEPT 

FINAL MINUTES ..... ~ nnc 

of JAN ~ 3 2006 

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Regular Meeting SAN FRANC isco 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Thursday, September 1, 2005 at 5:30 p.m. 

401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334 (Conference Room 335) 

San Francisco, California 

1. Call to Order/ Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The regular meeting of the Municipal 
Transportation Agency citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) was called to order at 5:35 
p.m., Thursday, September 1, 2005. Daniel Murphy (chair) presided. A quorum was present 
including the following: 

MTA CAC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice 
Chair), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar 
Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, and Daniel Weaver. 

MTA CAC Members absent at Roll Call: Bruce Oka, arrived at 6:00 p.m. 

MTA CAC Absent: Sue Cauthen. 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [MUNI] and Department of Parking and Traffic 
[DPT]) Present: Cleopatra Vaughns (MTA Board - Chairperson), Deborah W. Denison (MTA 
CAC Liaison), Paul Czechowicz (MTA), and Debra Reed (MTA CAC Secretary). 

Community Representatives Present: Edward Mason and David Pilpel 

2. Adopt the MTA CAC Minutes of August 4, 2005: 

Motion to adopt the MTA CAC minutes for August 2005 by Joan Downey, with 

corrections. 

2nd by Steve Ferrario 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair), Ferrario (Vice Chair), Burns, 
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3 Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: 

Edward Mason: 

Mr. Mason praised the voice activated 511 service for transit planning. 

David Pilpel: 

MUNI's hotline 554-6999 should be updated more frequently with service disruption events. 

Service in the subway had declined with more non-communicating trains, longer blocks for 
signal protection, and generally more erratic service. 

Mr. Pilpel suggested the FAC look into progress of the service cuts to achieve budget 
targets. 

Mr. Pilpel stated that the CAC would be viewed as amiss should they not formally 
acknowledge Paul Czechowicz's contributions over the past 5 years to the council in view of 
his imminent retirement departure after 26 years of service to MUNI and the City. Paul 
Czechowicz responded that this day was his last. Mr. Murphy acknowledged Mr. 
Czechowicz's much appreciated contributions to the CAC. 

4. Report of the Chair: Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 

The SPUR report would be on October's Agenda, specifically looking at the route structure. 

Stuart Sunshine was still working with building management at 1 South Van Ness Avenue to 
arrange MTA CAC public meetings. The interim MTA CAC meeting facility would be at City 
Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, room 421, until 1 South Van Ness becomes available. 

Stuart Sunshine will be forwarding a "6 to 21" list from his staff with various items for 
discussion/action at upcoming CAC meetings. 

5. Staff Report: Deborah W. Denison 

Staff report was previously E-mailed to the MTA CAC council members. Copies were 
distributed. 

Today, September 1 , 2005, was the first day of the fare increase to $1 .50. Ms. Denison 
distributed brochures that were handed out to the public. MUNI conducted intensive training 
for over 100 management staff during the past week addressing responses to patron, 
security issues, etc. The fare increase was met with a small resistance, however the day 
went smoothly. 

Questions from the CAC 

Joan Downey asked would a token be equivalent to full fair? Answer: Coin tokens were still a 
question, however paper tokens had expired August 31, 2005, the previous day. 

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fast passes would cover full Cable Car fares, however, a weekly pass would require an 
additional $1.00 fare, and a token would require an additional $3.50 fare. 

Mary Burns asked since the advent of POP (Proof of Payment) would boarders still need to 
show passes on buses? Answer: Yes. 

Cesar Perez asked what would be the fare for Baseball Monster Park? Answer: Adult fare 
$7.00, Senior and Youth fare without a valid pass $5.00, and Senior and Youth fare with a 
valid pass $3.00. 

Public Comment 

David Pilpel: 

Felt that the MTA CAC FAC should ask for projections of revenue from the fare increase, 
broken out in monthly increments, for comparison of projections to actual revenue. 

What would be the criteria for Lifeline passes? Daniel Murphy responded that the criterion 
was a household income below 200% of the Federal poverty level. 

Staff-Initiated Items 

6 MTA Board Guest Speaker - Cleopatra Vaughns, Chairperson: (Discussion/Action) 

Ms. Vaughns spoke highly of the importance of the partnering between the MTA Board and 
the CAC with its analytical aptitude, which encompassed riders, operators, and support 
personnel. The MTA both welcomed and encouraged continued participation and 
recommendations from the CAC. 

Ms. Vaughns gave a brief update on the search for the next executive director. The 
interviewing process has begun. The MTA was hoping to have a new executive director by 
the end of 2005. 

Ms. Vaughns also addressed the SPUR report dated September 1 , 2005. She felt that many 
of those recommendations were of interest. She hoped that the MTA CAC would be able to 
glean and analyze elements for policy improvements to be implemented in the MTA within 
the realm of Operations. 

Questions and Comments from the CAC 

Norman Rolfe: 

Would the pending charter amendment that would change the makeup of the MTA Board 
affect the candidates? Answer: Many of the candidates were aware of the amendment and 
had expressed their concerns. 

Emily Drennen: 

What would be the salary range? Answer: That would be negotiated with the candidate. 

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Ms Drennen commented that MTA had been missing out on available grants due to lack of 
planning and funding staff. 

It appeared that recommendation efforts from the CAC on Budget planning issues were 
futile. Answer: Ms. Vaughns assured the CAC that their input was enlightening and valued, 
however, she recommended that rather than reviewing the proposed budget in its completed 
form ready for presentation to the MTA Board, CAC input would better serve during the 
development process of the Budget starting from its drafted conception. 

Art Cimento: 

Were there any internal candidates under consideration? Answer: All applicants were 
channeled through the recruiter. 

Joan Downey: 

Referring to the SPUR report, could MTA invite S.F. Police assistance to enforce transit-only 
lanes? Answer: Yes, however, the report also referred to many other interesting suggestions 
for faster service. 

Ms. Downey pointed out that DPT still was not ticketing sidewalk parking, except by 
complaint. 

Daniel Murphy: 

Changes happening within MTA would further be affected by new leadership changes for 
both the MTA with its new executive director as well as by TWU with their new replacement 
after Bill Sisk's retirement. Answer: Organizational changes are an inevitable ongoing 
process. Changes would be embraced as opportunities to try various new ideas and work 
together for continued transit success, wherever the dollars would be available to accomplish 
the most good. 

Dan Weaver: 

In July 2005 during the Mayor Town hall meeting with District #11, OMI district residents 
complained about the overwhelming accumulation of long abandoned cars along with 
sidewalk parking problems, however DPT's representative on the other hand was shockingly 
unaware of community plights. 

Bruce Oka: 

The State law permits residents to be deputized to issue sidewalk citations. Julia Friedlander 
and Senator Jackie Spears might be good sources of information on sidewalk parking. 

Public Comment: 

David Pilpel: 

Was there a written job announcement with a closing date? Answer: The job position was 
published in all the major transit publications, with a closing date of which Ms. Vaughns 
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Edward Mason: 

Mr. Mason suggested the use of subcommittees on the Board of Directors (plan, do, check, 
and act) during and between the Budget planning process for updates. Also while the 
Charter prohibits a two-year budget cycle, VTA greatly benefits from a two-year cycle. 
Answer: Michael Kasolas (MTA Board Vice Chair) with his C.P.A. credentials also acts as 
the budget conduit for the MTA Board. 

Council-Initiated Items 

7. Committee Reports None 

8. Recommendation from one of the CAC Committees (Discussion/Action) 
Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Motion: WHEREAS millions of dollars in regional funds have already been spent to 
develop Translink, a fare instrument designed to be used across transit agencies; 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the MTA CAC urges the MTA to investigate 
the possibility of using Translink for Para transit fare payment instead of investing in 
a stand-alone debit card system. 

Moved by Bruce Oka 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair), Ferrario (Vice Chair), Burns, 
Cimento, Downey, Drennen, Oka, Perez, Rolfe, Vincent, and Weaver). 

Comment from the CAC 

Bruce Oka asked why would disabled patrons be relegated to a separate debit card system 
when Translink would soon be available to use on all systems? While there had been flap 
that Para transit used a variety of modes, the debit card further continued to be delayed, this 
time due to confusion between the contractor and the taxicab industry over hardware 
preferences. A Para transit debit card would just add to the growing number of charge 
instruments to be tracked and maintained when it would simplify transit business by including 
Para transit fare transactions in Translink. 

9. Council Members' Questions and Comments: 

Joan Downey: 

Observed a Nextbus report reading 60 minutes before the next N Judah line. Mary Burns 
added the M and K lines were experiencing the same long-headway readings. 

Howard Case , a resident from Carl/Cole/Arguello streets area complained that he was still 
waiting for an answer from a number of staff persons who promised that they would get back 
to him status on track replacement in his area. 

Mary Burns observed that LRVs especially the M and K were in dire need of maintenance. 
She listed problems such as air conditioning not working, condensation dripping on seats, 
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item on the EMSC agenda for September 15, 2005. 

Art Cimento reported seeing an article in Sunday's Chronicle that the State would be 
imposing stricter regulations on diesel busses and stepping up their faze-out timetable. The 
article pointed out that the impact on MUNI would be severe. Mr. Cimento would like the 
MTA CAC to have the opportunity to comprehend the disclosure of this impact to MUNI 
along with its financial ramifications. Daniel Murphy responded that since C.A.R.B. 
(California Air Resources Board) already signed off on MUNI's plan for the diesel electric 
hybrids, it would seem unlikely that CARB would renege with an alternate plan. Acting 
Executive Director Sunshine felt confident that the bus orders could be handled under the 
original regulation, with the possibility of any change in fazing plans delayed until year 2012. 

10 Agenda Planning for the NEXT Meeting: 

The next meeting was scheduled for October 6, 2005, at 5:30 p.m., with a location 
change to City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 421, San Francisco, 
California. 

SPUR report, looking at the route structure. Jay Primus, author of SPUR's Down 
Spiral articale, as guest speaker. 

• An expose regarding State regulations impact on MUNI's diesel buses and the 
financial ramification. 

• One MTA Board member each month, as guest speakers to the CAC meeting 

1 1 Adjournment 7:29 p.m. 
Attachments: 

Agenda Item 2 - 

Minutes from the August 4, 2005 CAC meeting 

Agenda Item 5- 

Staff Report for August 2005 

Brochure - MUNI Fare Increase as of September 1 , 2005 



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DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency JAN 3 2006 

Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) _._., ^ n ^ Kintn ^ n 

' y ' SAN FRANCISCO 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda with Location Change 

for 
Thursday, October 6, 2005 at 5:30 p.m. 
/i/i>r San Francisco City Hall 

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Conference Room 421 
San Francisco, California 

Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, 

Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, 

Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, and Daniel Weaver 

(2 Vacancies) 

Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, and Bruce Oka 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, and Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chair), Mary F. Burns, Sue Cauthen, Daniel Murphy, and Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Bruce Oka (Chair), Emily Drennen, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent 

The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

401 Van Ness Avenue Room 334 - San Francisco, CA 94102-4524 

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City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

AGENDA 
Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda with Location Change 

for 

Thursday, October 6, 2005 at 5:30 p.m. 

San Francisco City Hall 

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Conference Room 421 

San Francisco, California 



Item 

# 


: 

Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Adopt Minutes of September 1, 2005 [Attachment] 
(Discussion/Action) 


5:33 


3. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the 
jurisdiction of the Council not on the agenda. 


5:35 


4. 


Report of the Chair (Discussion) 
Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 


5:40 


5. 

i _ __ — , — , 


Staff Report (Discussion) 

Deborah W. Denison (MTA CAC Staff Liaison) 


5:45 


Staff-Initiated Items 


6 


SPUR - (Discussion/Action) Representative from SPUR 

I 


5:50 


7. 


SRTP - (Discussion/Action) Marguerite Fuller 

| 


6:20 


Council-Initiated Items 


8. 


Committee Reports 


6:50 


9. 


Recommendation from the CAC Committee 

(Discussion/Action) 

Engineering, Maintenance and Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that the MTA expand the 
Embarcadero station's LRV Alcatel monitors to all subway stations 


7:00 


10. 


Recommendation from the CAC Committee 

(Discussion/Action) 

Operations and Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that as technology 


7:05 



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permits, wait times at the Citations Division (1380 Howard 
Street) be measured by the average of the maximum daily wait 

in addition to the average wait time. 






11. 


Recommendation from the CAC Committee 

(Discussion/Action) 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Motion: WHEREAS San Francisco is one of the most 
expensive cities to live in; 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the MTA CAC urges the 
MTA to investigate reducing the cost of the Lifeline Pass to the 
same level as Senior, Disabled, and Youth fast passes. 


7:10 


12. 


Council Members' Questions and Comments. 


7:20 


13. 


Agenda planning for November 3, 2005 meeting. 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: 

Thursday, November 3, 2005, 5:30pm, City Hall at 1 Dr. Carlton 
B. Goodlett Place, Conference Room 421 


7:25 


14. 


Adjournment 


7:30 



Attachments: 

Agenda Item #2 

Attachment - Minutes from September 1 , 2005 meeting 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public 
Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at 
www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public 
inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave, Room 334, during regular business hours. 



Disability Access 

This meeting will be held in Room 421 at San Francisco City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett 
Drive, San Francisco, between McAllister and Grove Streets. From the first floor lobby or 
basement, take either elevator to the 4th floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center, 
about four blocks from the meeting location. Accessible Muni lines nearest the meeting 
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6142 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. 
A bicycle rack is located outside the main entrance to 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Drive. The 
Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and 
Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) 
please contact Debra Reed (Council Secretary) at (415) 554-6873 at least two business days 
before the meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, 
environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public 
meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based 
products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices 
are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from 
the meeting room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, 
or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct 
the peoples' business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the 
people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection 
and copying at 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices of 
Meetings and Agendas are posted on Muni's Web site at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices 
of meetings and agendas, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library 
(Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San 
Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall 
by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San 
Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415-554-7854 or by e-mail 
at donna_hall(a)ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy 
from Ms. Hall or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the 
Internet at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

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City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) 

FINAL MINUTES 

of 
Regular Meeting 



Thursday, October 6, 2005 at 5:30 p.m. 

San Francisco City Hall 

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Conference Room 421 

San Francisco, California 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
NOV 1 4 2007 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



1. Call to Order / Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The regular meeting of the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) was called to order at 5:32 p.m., Thursday, October 
6, 2005. Daniel Murphy (chair) presided. A quorum was present including the following: 

MTA CAC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chair), Sue 
Cauthen, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, 
and Daniel Weaver. 

MTA CAC Members absent at Roll Call: Art Cimento (arrived at 5:35 p.m.), and Dorris Vincent 
(arrived at 5:50 p.m.) 

MTA CAC Absent: Mary Burns. 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [MUNI] and Department of Parking and Traffic 
[DPT]) Present: Deborah W. Denison (MTA CAC Liaison), William Lieberman (MTA - Deputy 
Director - Planning), Peter Straus (MUNI Manager of Service Planning), Duncan Watry (MUNI Mgr, 
Capital Planning, Capital Planning & External Affairs). 

San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR) Representatives: Sarah Karlinski 
(Policy Director), Jay Primus (primary arthur of the SPUR report and Project Manager with 
Nelson/Nygaard) 

Community Representatives Present: Francisco DeCosta, Director of Environment Justice 
Advocacy 

2. Adopt the MTA CAC Minutes of September 1, 2005: 

Motion to adopt the MTA CAC minutes for September 2005 by Sue Cauthen. 



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2nd by Dan Weaver 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair), Ferrario (Vice Chair), Cauthen, Cimento, 
Downey. Drennen, Humphrey, Oka, Perez, Rolfe, and Weaver). 

3. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and not noted 
on the agenda: 

No one available from the public 

4. Report of the Chair: Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 

• William Lieberman expressed interest in working with the CAC on issues such as, Route planning 
witfain the City, 39 Coit issues, Balboa Park and Glenn Park area studies, and bus-stop spacing. 

• The Executive Director search was still on track. 

• There would be a 30-Stockton line pilot project on back door boarding to study the scope of fare 
evasion. 

• Per Stuart Sunshine, the permanent meeting facility at the new location 1 South Van Ness has been 
cleared for all future CAC meetings starting November 2005. Brown Act requirements would be 
resolved with CAC members using badge IDs for access while visitors would be issued numbered 
passes. 

5. Staff Report: Debra W. Denison 

CAC members were provided with copies of the staff report. 

Emily Drennen expressed concerns, regarding the Staff Report - fare increase, that there were 100 
DPT high-level staff used to distribute MUNI literature. Using light-duty staff would have been more 
cost effective for brochure distribution while allowing DPT staff to continue important DPT 
programmatic work. Answer: MUNI's Service Quality teams are usually made up of management, 
which usually are responsible for responding with new changes or addressing problems. 

Staff-Initiated Items 

6. SPUR: (Discussion/ Action) Sarah Karlinski, and Jay Primus from SPUR 

Mr. Primus opened by explaining his view of San Francisco's projected trip growth over the next 10 
years, also his view of MUNI's fiscal situation referring to MUNI's structural deficit as the gap grows 
between costs and revenues. He commended MUNI as a wonderful transit system with room for 
improvement. SPUR ideas for improvements focused on the goal of faster service by 25% resulting in 
improved productivity and financial stability. 

As representative of SPUR, Ms. Karlinski presented a letter she had drafted for MTA CAC signatures 
to be forwarded to Ed Harrington (Controllers' Office) and Stuart Sunshine (Acting MTA Executive 
Director). She stressed that in considering MUNI as a whole, keep in mind MUNI's problems, loss of 
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routes. 

The CAC discussed the SPUR draft and made 3 changes to redrafted for CAC letterhead. If there were 
no objections, Daniel Murphy, CAC Chair, would have the letter changed and would sign on behalf of 
the full CAC. 

Motion to make 3 changes to the SPUR drafted for CAC signature. 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair), Ferrario (Vice Chair), Cauthen, Cimento, 
Downey, Drennen, Humphrey, Oka, Perez, Rolfe, Vincent, and Weaver). 

Questions and Comments from the MTA CAC 

Sue Cauthen supported the Transit Impact fee, enforcing Transit Only lanes, and seeking ways to 
include input from Labor. 

Griffith Humphrey expressed concerns citing that it takes more time to dealing with wheelchair, 
elderly and mobility impaired passengers, also spelled out in ADA laws. In the call for faster service 
he felt that the SPUR report did not consider accommodations for the disabled? Answer: MUNI 
already had policies in place to accommodate mobility-impaired passengers. Looking at inner Geary 
project, solutions could include different types of services, such as Geary's local stop services 
combined with perhaps other truly rapid solutions. 

Art Ciminto: 

In understanding customer behavior, Mr. Ciminto pointed out that while the City population remained 
stable over the past 20 years, ridership had decreased pointing to a change in preferences. It had been 
reported that a third of residents never use MUNI. Why would that be? What customer proof/research 
had been available that would indicate that by speeding up MUNI that ridership would actually 
improve? Answer: People are rational and we all value our time. If transit were more efficient than 
personal automobiles, especially during peak commute hours, MUNI could become the transportation 
of choice. Many reports were available on elasticity, costs, frequency and speed, which supported the 
25% faster concept. 

The SPUR report seemed to have overlooked the cost structure of MUNI, such as the cost per service 
hour, what was structurally built into MUNI from a variety of sources, driving the structural deficit. 
Merely speeding up transit and increasing ridership, in itself would not be the solution to keep up with 
built in cost structures and those sources driving the deficit. Also, a large portion of the City, including 
members of SPUR would not support subsidizing the cost structure. Answer: While the SPUR report 
did not address the structural cost, there still were a lot of side benefits, potential to reduce cost, and 
service would get better. 

Norman Rolfe: 

One-way street patterns, implemented during the 1950s and 1960s to speed automobile traffic, could 
be restored to two-way street patterns to simplify transit services for riders navigating through transit 
routes and transfer points. 

Fare box recovery was not a good measure of the system's efficiency. The Agency may have other 
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certain commercial properties. 

Light-traveled service lines must be maintained, as they are essential to feeding ridership to major line 
trunks. 

Joan Downey: 

Ms. Downey supported enforcing Transit Only lanes, which was not included in the SPUR report. She 
also supported enforcing double-parking laws and other behaviors that would slow down transit. 

Ms. Downey asked to consider ideas to address bunching of busses; reducing the time it takes MUNI 
to respond to such changes. 

Dan Weaver: 

Mr. Weaver referring to the productivity chart felt that the downfall of the .COM era had significantly 
affected productivity. In view of the economy Mr. Weaver asked for ideas to address recovery. 
Answer: Mr. Primus felt that the gradual erosion of service quality was a real issue. He cited ridership 
decrease resulting from the sluggish economy, should have sped up transit, however the opposite had 
been the outcome, perhaps due to traffic congestion. His vision to increase productivity would include 
aggressive direct intervention. 

Daniel Murphy: 

Mr. Murphy asked had there been any data that commiserated traffic density with the economy, since 
ridership seemed to have decrease with the economy? Answer: Mr. Primus felt that William 
Lieberman (MTA - Deputy Director - Planning), and Peter Straus (MUNI Manager of Service 
Planning) would be a better source for traffic patterns. 

Griffith Humphrey expressed concerns citing that it takes more time to deal with wheelchair, elderly 
and mobility impaired passengers, also spelled out in ADA laws. In the call for faster service he felt 
that the SPUR report did not consider accommodations for the disabled? Answer: MUNI already had 
policies in place to accommodate mobility-impaired passengers. Looking at inner Geary project, 
solutions could include different types of services, such as Geary's local stop services combined with 
perhaps other truly rapid solutions. 

Caesar Perez: 

The Half-Cent Sales tax renewed for the next 30 years could be a potential source of revenue. Answer: 
The Half-Cent Sales tax was dedicated for Capitol improvements but not available for the Operating 
funds needed as a source to address the fiscal shortfall. 

Response to the SPUR Report from MTA Staff: William Lieberman (MTA - Deputy Director - 
Planning), and Peter Straus (MTA Manager of Service Planning) 

Mr. Lieberman welcomed the SPUR report. The Controller had begun a 2-year audit of MUNI 
operations. MUNI's 30-year-old structure was due for a change. Up-coming changes include bus stop 
spacing to be applied uniformly as a solution for faster service. Mr. Lieberman expressed interest in 
small market segmentation studies how to attract ridership from groups that avoid riding MUNI, such 
as travel patterns, shopping opportunities, coach features/design, etc. Requisitions for Consultants 



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were expected to be filled by January 2, 2006. Better service and increase ridership could be realized 
with the compliment of the SPUR report along with the Controllers' Office taking the lead. 

Public Comment: 

Francisco DeCosta, Director of Environment Justice Advocacy expressed that the CAC should 
demand a Transportation document from Planning Department. The Transportation document from 
Planning would be in sync with the housing element, cars and other issues not addressed by SPUR. He 
suggested improving safety by studies of Police incidents, and outreach by query of City residents for 
opinions and suggestions. He felt that Operators were stressed by the plethora of route schedules that 
bound them to slow headways, with new upcoming changes to go faster. 

7. STRP (Short Range Transit Plan): (Discussion/Action) Duncan Watry (MUNI Mgr, Capital 
Planning, Capital Planning & External Affairs, Marguerite Fuller 

Mr. Duncan distributed and reviewed the matrix "Public Comments to Draft FY2006 SRTP and 
Staff Responses" based on July 2005's CAC discussion, public comments, and correspondence. 
The final draft of the STRP will go before the Commission for adoption November 1, 2005. 

Questions and Comments from the CAC 

Emily Drennen: 

What benefits would be gained by the Central Subway project? Answer: Service north of 4th 
and King streets could realize a significant 14-minute timesavings. The Central Subway was 
originally to be the core for both the 3rd Street and the Geary Boulevard Light Rail line. 

Was the Public involved in wanting the Central Subway? Answer: Peter Straus reported that 
hundreds of people from Bayview and Visitation Valley attended several of the meetings. 

Dorris Vincent: 

The Bayview/Hunters Point community wanted the 3rd Street light rail to be designated as the 
"T" line when traveling in the area. Answer: The solution was that the sign would change from 
"K" to "T" at the West portal. 

Council-Initiated Items 

8. Committee Reports 

Sue Cauthen on 39 Coit 

Ms. Cauthen, working with the Telegraph Hill Dwellers (THD), reported that the goal was to limit 
parking to neighbors during peak periods. After 5 years of working on the project MUNI/DPT 
withdrew their support of the preferential parking plan. Ms. Cauthen filed a Sunshine request for an 
informal legal opinion from 2 years ago, however the request was refused on the bases of 
Attorney /Client privilege. Ms. Cauthen' s next recourse would be a Sunshine complaint on behalf of 
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Daniel Murphy responded that according to John Kennedy (City Attorney - MTA) there was no 
formal opinion, but rather a discussion between the agency and the City Attorney's office. Michael 
Burns was not actually sure there was an opinion and the City Attorney's office had asserted that this 
legal opinion did not exist. 

Ms. Cauthen believed that a document existed, therefore in view of the law since she was requesting 
CAC action, Steve Ferrario suggested to agendize the 39 Coit item for discussion and action at the 
next full CAC meeting. 

Joan Downey: 

Ms. Downey had a number of parking suggestions from residents. Mr. Murphy suggested forwarding 
those suggestions to the Planning and Marketing Committee (PMC), chaired by Bruce Oka, for 
review. Emily Drennen also suggested sending a formal letter to Department of Parking and Traffic 
for a quick response to also be discussed at the PMC meeting. 

9. Recommendation from the CAC Committee (Discussion/ Action) 
Engineering, Maintenance and Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that the MTA expand the Embarcadero station's LRV Alcatel 
monitors to all subway stations. 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair), Ferrario (Vice Chair), Cauthen, Cimento, 
Downey, Drennen, Oka, Perez, Rolfe, Vincent, and Weaver). 

10. Recommendation from the CAC Committee (Discussion/ Action) 
Operations and Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that as technology permits, wait times at the Citations Division 
(1380 Howard Street) be measured by the average of the maximum daily wait in addition to the 
average wait time. 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair), Ferrario (Vice Chair), Cauthen, Cimento, 
Downey, Drennen, Oka, Perez, Rolfe, Vincent, and Weaver). 

1 1 . Recommendation from the CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Motion: WHEREAS San Francisco is one of the most expensive cities to live in; 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the MTA CAC urges the MTA to investigate reducing the 
cost of the Lifeline Pass including an estimate of the revenue impact of such a change to the same 
level as Senior, Disabled, and Youth fast passes. 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair), Ferrario (Vice Chair), Cauthen, Cimento, 
Downey, Drennen, Oka, Perez, Rolfe, Vincent, and Weaver). 

12. Council Members' Questions and Comments: 

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• Bruce Oka asked about new IDs for CAC members. 

• Joan Downey reported that merchants in the Cole Valley area sold out of fast passes by the 3rd of 4th 
of the month. Since the fare had increased, had MUNI considered increasing the supply of passes for 
distribution? Answer: Ms. Denison would forward the concern to Revenue. 

• Bruce Oka reported that Para transit qualified members requested to sell passes and stickers at the 
Para transit office. Senior and disability members had found it difficult to walk from the Para transit to 
get their passes. Also Para transit would benefit from the extra revenue. 

13. Agenda Planning for November 3, 2005 Meeting: 
Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: 

Thursday, November 3, 2005, 5:30 p.m., at 1 South Van Ness Avenue in Conference Room 3074. 

• 39 Coit 

• Dan Weaver wanted an update on alternative pay implements for parking meters other than 
pocket change. 

14. Adjournment: 8:05 p.m. 
Attachments: 

Agenda Item 2 - 

Minutes from the September 1 , 2005 MTA CAC meeting 

Agenda Item 6- 

Letter drafted by SPUR addressed to Stuart Sunshine (MTA Acting Executive Director) and Edward 
Harrington (Controller's Office) to be signed by the MTA CAC 

Agenda Item 7 - 

Excel Spreadsheet: "Public Comments to Draft FY2006 SRTP and Staff Responses" 



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City and County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 



"Notice of Cancellation" 

for 
Thursday, November 03, 2005 



DOCUMENTS DEPT 
NOV - 3 2005 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



The Citizens' Advisory Council meeting scheduled for Thursday, November 3, 2005 has 

been cancelled. 

Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, 

Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, 

Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, and Daniel Weaver 

(2 Vacancies) 



F 
190.3 

Is for 



Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, and Bruce Oka 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, and Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chair), Mary F. Burns, Sue Cauthen, Daniel Murphy, and Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Bruce Oka (Chair), Emily Drennen, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

401 Van Ness Avenue Room 334 - San Francisco, CA 94102-4524 

8(415) 554-6873 FAX (415) 554-4143 







City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 



AGENDA 

Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda with Location Change 

for 

Thursday, November 3, 2005 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



Item# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/ Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Adopt Minutes of October 6, 2005 [Attachment] 
(Discussion/Action) 


5:33 


3. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction 
of the Council not on the agenda. 


5:35 


4. 


Report of the Chair (Discussion) 
Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 


5:40 


5. 


Staff Report (Discussion) 


5:45 


Staff- Initiated Items 


6. 


MTA Board Guest Speaker (Discussion/Action) 


5:50 


Council-Initiated Items 


7. 


Committee Reports with resolutions from the committees 

(Discussion/ Action)_ 


6:40 


8. 


Status of Legal Opinion Regarding Parking at Coit Tower 

(Discussion/Action) 


6:55 


9. 


Council Members' Questions and Comments 


7:15 


10. 


Change of Regular Meeting Location (Discussion/Action) 


7:20 


11. 


Agenda planning for December 1, 2005 meeting. 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: 

Thursday, December 1, 2005, 5:30pm, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 
Conference Room 3074 


7:25 


12. 


Adjournment 


7:30 



Attachments: 

Agenda Item #2 

Attachment - CAC Minutes from October 6, 2005 meeting 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public 
Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at 
www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public 
inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave, Room 334, during regular business hours. 



Disability Access 

This Meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, San Francisco. From the 1st floor 
lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and Muni Metro station is Civic Center. Accessible 
Muni bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49-Van Ness/Mission, 
and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more information about 
Muni accessible services, call 415-923-6142. here is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of 
the meeting location. The Civic Center Garage, entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and 
Larkin Streets, includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is 
located outside the main entrance to 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Drive. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the 
south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a parking 
attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) please contact Debra Reed 
(Council Secretary) at (415) 554-6873 at least two business days before the meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple 
chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be 
sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures 
that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 
Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices of Meetings and Agendas are posted on 
Muni's Web site at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices of meetings and agendas, and minutes are available at 
the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail at Sunshine Ordinance 
Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554- 
7724; by fax at 415-554-7854 or by e-mail at donna hall@ci.sf.ca. us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Hall or by 
printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required 
by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report lobbying 
activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, 
Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their website at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 




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Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda with Location Change 

for 

Thursday, November 3, 2005 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 

Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, 

Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, 

Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, and Daniel Weaver 

(2 Vacancies) 

3 Committees: 

/ 

/ V° r Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, and Bruce Oka 



Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, and Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chair), Mary F. Burns, Sue Cauthen, Daniel Murphy, and Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Bruce Oka (Chair), Emily Drennen, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent 

DOCUMENTS DEPT 
OCT 2 1 Z005 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 

The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

401 Van Ness Avenue Room 334 - San Francisco, CA 94102-4524 

8(415) 554-6873 FAX (415) 554-4143 




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City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 



AGENDA 

Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda with Location Change 

for 

Thursday, November 3, 2005 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



Item# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Adopt Minutes of October 6, 2005 [Attachment] 
(Discussion/Action) 


5:33 


3. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction 
of the Council not on the agenda. 


5:35 


«■ 


Report of the Chair (Discussion) 
Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 


5:40 


5. 


Staff Report (Discussion) 


5:45 


Staff-Initiated Items 


6. 


MTA Board Guest Speaker (Discussion/Action) 


5:50 


Council-Initiated Items 


7. 


Committee Reports with resolutions from the committees 

(Discussion/Action) 


6:40 


8. 


Status of Legal Opinion Regarding Parking at Coit Tower 

(Discussion/Action) 


6:55 


9. 


Council Members' Questions and Comments 


7:15 


10. 


Change of Regular Meeting Location (Discussion/Action) 


7:20 


11. 


Agenda planning for December 1, 2005 meeting. 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: 

Thursday, December 1, 2005, 5:30pm, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 
Conference Room 3074 


7:25 


12. 


Adjournment 


7:30 



Attachments: 

Agenda Item #2 

Attachment - CAC Minutes from October 6, 2005 meeting 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public 
Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website 
at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public 
inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave, Room 334, during regular business hours. 



Disability Access 

This Meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, San Francisco. From the 1st floor 
lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and Muni Metro station is Civic Center. Accessible 
Muni bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49-Van Ness/Mission, and 
the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more information about Muni 
accessible services, call 415-923-6142. here is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the 
meeting location. The Civic Center Garage, entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin 
Streets, includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is located 
outside the main entrance to 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Drive. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side 
of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) please contact Debra 
Reed (Council Secretary) at (415) 554-6873 at least two business days before the meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple 
chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be 
sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound- Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures 
that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 
Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices of Meetings and Agendas are posted on Muni's 
Web site at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices of meetings and agendas, and minutes are available at the San 
Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative 
Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. 
Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415- 
554-7854 or by e-mail at donna hall(5)ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Hall or by 
printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be 
required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report 
lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van 
Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their 
website at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 




City & County of^San Francisco 
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^Notice of Regular Meeting 

Agenda will be posted later 

for 

Thursday, December 1, 2005 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 

Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, 

Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, 

Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, and Daniel Weaver 

(2 Vacancies) 

Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, and Bruce Oka 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, and Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chair), Mary F. Burns, Sue Cauthen, Daniel Murphy, and Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Bruce Oka (Chair), Emily Drennen, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
NOV 2 3 2005 



SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 









The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

401 Van Ness Avenue Room 334 - San Francisco, CA 94102-4524 

*(415) 554-6873 FAX (415) 554-4143 




City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

AGENDA 

Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, December 1, 2005 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



Item # 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/ Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Adopt Minutes of October 6, 2005 [Attachment] 
(Discussion/Action) 


5:33 


3. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction 
of the Council not on the agenda. 


5:35 


4. 


Report of the Chair (Discussion) 
Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 


5:40 


5. 


Staff Report (Discussion) 

Janet Michaelson and 

Deborah W. Denison (MTA CAC Staff Liaisons) 


5:45 


Staff- Initiated Items 


6. 


Balboa Park Feasibility Study Project (Discussion/Action) 
Joe Speaks 


5:50 


Council-Initiated Items 


7. 


— .,., j 

Committee Reports 


6:20 


8. 


Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Finance & Administration Committee (FAC) 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that, should a modification of the 
fare structure be considered for the Fiscal Year 2007 budget, that 
charging for transfers not be considered. 


6:30 


9. 


Resolution from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Engineering, Maintenance and Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Motion: The MTA CAC endorses the proposed Breada LRV 10-year 
maintenance overhaul program for funding starting in 2006-2007 MTA 
Budget. 


6:40 



10. 


Recommendations from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that MUNI post the "Operations 
Daily Report" on the sfmuni.com website with at least the previous 
month and the current month-to-date availability. 

Motion: The MTA CAC urges DPT to track complaints by type, in a 
database. 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that DPT include a "press 6 to 
register complaints or commendations" to its 553-1200 menu. Also add 
a way to register complaints on its website. 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends the creation of a written procedure 
for handling complaints and commendations so that rules would be 
administered fairly and evenly. 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends the adding of a Service Standard 
to track the resolutions to DPT complaints received. 


6:50 


11. 


Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Motion: WHEREAS millions of dollars in regional funds have already 
been spent to develop Translink, a fare instrument designed to be 
used across transit agencies; 

THEREFORE LET IT BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the MTA CAC urges 
the MTA to investigate the possibility of using Translink for Para 
transit fare payment instead of investing in a stand-alone debit 
card system. 


7:00 


12. 


Council Members 7 Questions and Comments 


7:10 


13. 


Proposed Amendment to the Rules of Order (Discussion/Action) 
Article 4, Section 2 of the Municipal Transportation Agency's Citizens 
Advisory Council 's Rules of Order shall be amended to read: "Regular 
meetings. The Council shall hold its regular meeting at One South Van 
Ness Avenue, Room 3074, at 5:30 p.m. every first Thursday of the 
month." 


7:20 


14. 


Agenda planning for January 5, 2006 meeting. 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: 

Thursday, January 5, 2006, 5:30pm, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 

Conference Room 3034 


7:25 


15. 

1! 


Adjournment 


7:30 



Attachments: 



Agenda Item #2 

Attachment - Minutes from October 6, 2005 meeting 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public 
Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website 
at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public 
inspection and copying at 401 Van Ness Ave, Room 334, during regular business hours. 



Disability Access 

This Meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, San Francisco. From the 1st floor 
lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and Muni Metro station is Civic Center. Accessible 
Muni bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49-Van Ness/Mission, and 
the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more information about Muni 
accessible services, call 415-923-6142. here is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the 
meeting location. The Civic Center Garage, entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin 
Streets, includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is located 
outside the main entrance to 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Drive. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side 
of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) please contact Debra 
Reed (Council Secretary) at (415) 554-6873 at least two business days before the meeting. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) please contact Debra Reed 
(Council Secretary) at (415) 554-6873 at least two business days before the meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple 
chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be 
sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures 
that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 
Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices of Meetings and Agendas are posted on Muni's 
Web site at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices of meetings and agendas, and minutes are available at the San 
Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative 
Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. 
Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415- 
554-7854 or by e-mail at donna hall(5>ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Hall or by 
printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be 
required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report 
lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van 
Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their 
website at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 



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DOCUMENTS DEPT. 



FINAL MINUTES 

of JAN 2 6 2006 

Regular Meeting 

SAN FRANCISCO 

Thursday, December 1, 2005 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 

1 . Call to Order / Roll Call (Agenda Item 1 ). The regular meeting of the Municipal 
Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) was called to order at 5:37 
p.m., Thursday, December 1, 2005. Daniel Murphy (chair) presided. A quorum was present 
including the following: 

MTA CAC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice 
Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Bruce 
Oka, Norman Rolfe, and Daniel Weaver. 

MTA CAC Members absent at Roll Call: 

MTA CAC Absent: Art Cimento, Cesar Perez, and Dorris Vincent. 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [MUNI] and Department of Parking and Traffic 
[DPT]) Present: Deborah W. Denison (MTA), Janet Michaelson (MTA CAC Liaison), Joe 
Speaks (MTA Sr. Administrative Analyst and Project Manager), and Debra Reed (MTA CAC 
Secretary). 

Community Representatives Present: Sondra Leque, Jim Lew, Bill Seelingerand Joan 
Wood (all representing the Telegraph Hill Dwellers - THD), and David Pilpel 

2. Adopt the MTA CAC Minutes of October 6, 2005: 

Motion to adopt the MTA CAC minutes for October 2005 by Dan Weaver with corrections. 
2nd by Emily Drennen 



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CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair), Ferrario (Vice Chair), Burns, Cauthen, 
Downey, Drennen, Humphrey, Oka, Rolfe, and Weaver). 

3 Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: 

David Pilpel commented that the minutes should be reviewed for errors. Mr. Pilpel wanted to 
encourage the MTA CAC to urge the Agency to better coordinate enforcement instead of 
eliminating stops. He favored enforcement of existing transit priority measures such as lanes 
and cars double-parked or obstructing the systems. Growing traffic congestion had 
decreased speed and increased travel time thus impacting costs to provide service. To 
eliminate stops not only would pose no significant cost savings, but also would merely 
inconvenience current and potential passengers. 

4. Report of the Chair: Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 

Mr. Murphy had been asked by the Controller to represent the MTA CAC in the Controller's 
service efficiencies study, funded by the TA (Transportation Authority). 

Mr. Murphy was also invited to speak on behalf of the MTA CAC at the Para Transit 
Coordinating Council, of which Bruce Oka and Griffith Humphrey both were members. 

Placed on the next MTA agenda was the hiring of the new executive director Nathaniel Ford, 
previously the general manager and CEO of MARTA, a rail and bus system in Atlanta, 
Georgia. Hiring date was yet to be announced. 

5. Staff Report: Janet Michaelson (MTA Liaison) and Debra W. Denison 

Daniel Murphy introduced Janet Michaelson as the new MTA Liaison replacing Debra W. 
Denison. Ms. Denison announced that she had accepted the position as acting manager for 
Transportation Technology, handling MTA service standards, Translink, 311 Project as well 
as general oversight of all technology projects. 

Staff report was distributed. 

Questions and Comments from the CAC 

Emily Drennen commented that the "0 Tolerance, No Rear Door Boarding" program seemed 
to contradict "Proof of Payment." 

Public Comment 

David Pilpel commented on the confusion to the public caused by inconsistencies regarding 
back door boarding. 

Staff-Initiated Items 

6. Balboa Park Feasibility Study Project (Discussion/Action) Joe Speaks (MTA- Sr. 
Administrative Analyst and Project Manager) 

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for neighborhood developments for underutilized the property at Balboa Park station area. 
The MTA CAC would be kept abreast of developments. 

Questions and Comments from the CAC 

Dan Weaver commented that the Balboa BART station with the 3 streetcar lines that serve it 
was the 2nd most essential transit hub in San Francisco. This area centrally located between 
OMI and Excelsior neighborhoods resembled a crowded eyesore similar to an industrial 
stockyard or a parking lot. It should have a better future. Mr. Weaver would like to see a 
more seamless connection between the streetcars and BART without requiring a long up-hill 
walk, especially for the disabled. A more attractive transit village may even attract people 
from their cars. 

Daniel Murphy commented that the CAC would like review developments at the front end, 
such as looking at work products, circulation, operational constraints, etc. 

Council-Initiated Items 
7. Committee Reports: 

See items 8 through 1 1 . 

8 Recommendations from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC): 

Motion pertaining to status of legal opinion regarding Coit Tower Parking. 

Joan Downey explained that numerous requests for the legal opinion regarding Coit Tower 
parking yielded no response from the MTA. Sue Cauthen filed a Sunshine request. The 
OCSC was now asking for the support of the MTA CAC by allowing Ms. Cauthen to file the 
Sunshine request on behalf of both the Telegraph Hill Dwellers and on behalf of the MTA 
CAC. Sue Cauthen distributed copies of the July 5, 2005 MTA CAC transcript of Stuart 
Sunshine's response to her request for the legal opinion. Ms. Cauthen also distributed a 
version of Section 6252.5 of the California Public Records Act regarding access rights by 
members of a public body. 

Public Comment 

Joan Wood (THD) asked if MUNI had already related what the legal opinion was. Mr. Murphy 
responded that the gist of the opinion was that it was inconclusive. 

Bill Seelinger (Chairman of Parking and Traffic Committee of the THD) commented that the 
THD's policy would be to negotiate with the MTA and nearby neighbors to come up with a 
mutually satisfying solution. The fact that the opinion existed made it an important fact 
involved in the solution of the problem. The council should be concerned that the refusal to 
make the opinion public would be a bad precedent for the CAC. The MTA CAC should 
support the opening the opinion to the public. 

Sondra Leque (THD) commented that tourist cars were constantly blocking transit routes, 
thus further impeding busses. Regular transit service was essential to disabled and elderly 
persons who depended on buses as their sole means of transportation. 



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Jim Lew, also a supporter for bus transportation on Telegraph Hill, read a letter on behalf of 
Dorothy Daniels urging the MTA CAC to support the complaint for the legal opinion. 

Motion: INASMUCH AS the highest level of the Municipal Transportation Agency agreed to 
give its Citizens Advisory Committee the informal legal opinion about the limited parking plan 
for Coit Tower, and 

SINCE the MTA and the CAC, through its Operations & Customer Service Committee, have 
for over 4 years supported and aided in development of this transit improvement plan for the 
39 Coit, 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the MTA CAC supports the Sunshine Ordinance 
complaint to obtain the legal document and asserts that the complaint is filed on behalf of the 
MTA CAC. 

CAC passed with a split vote: 

Ayes - Burns, Cauthen, Downey, Drennen, Humphrey, Oka, Rolfe, and Weaver. 

Nayes - Murphy (Chair) 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that the MTA explore the cost effectiveness and 
viability of transitioning out of the Fare Inspector program and into a Transit Police Officer 
program as a step towards the long term goal of system wide Proof of Payment, providing 
more effective fare enforcement and increasing system safety thereby increasing ridership 
and helping do MTA's part in reducing crime citywide. 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair), Burns, Cauthen, Downey, Drennen, 
Humphrey, Rolfe, and Weaver). 

Bruce Oka was unavailable during the vote. 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that MUNI post the "Operations Daily Report" on the 
sfmuni.com website with at least the previous month and the current month-to-date 
availability. 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair), Burns, Cauthen, Downey, Drennen, 
Humphrey, Rolfe, and Weaver). 

Bruce Oka was unavailable during the vote. 

The following 4 motions were adopted together: 

Motion: The MTA CAC urges DPT to track complaints by type, in a database. 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that DPT include a "press 6 to register complaints or 
commendations" option to its 553-1200 menu and add a way to register complaints on its 
website. 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends the creation of a written procedure for handling DPT 
complaints and commendations so that rules would be administered fairly and evenly. 



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Motion: The MTA CAC recommends the adding of a Service Standard to track the 
resolutions to DPT complaints received. 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair), Burns, Cauthen, Downey, Drennen, 
Humphrey, Rolfe, and Weaver). 

Bruce Oka was unavailable during the vote. 

9. Resolution from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Engineering, Maintenance and Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Dan Weaver distributed and discussed the November 17, 2005 report, 'Argument to Provide 
Funding for a Breda LRV Preventive Overhaul Program." Steve Ferrario explained the need 
to urge the MTA Board to direct funding towards overhaul programs. Already 30 to 40 cars 
had been out-of-service per day as a result of skipping 5-year overhauls. Breda cars have 
yet another 20 to 25 years of expected life, however without adequate funding for the midlife 
overhaul to purchase needed parts, couplers, brakes, complicated door parts, etc. the 
Agency may experience a serious shortage of operable cars to run transit. 

Motion: The MTA CAC endorses the proposed Breda LRV 10-year maintenance overhaul 
program for funding starting in 2006-2007 MTA Budget. 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair), Ferrario (Vice Chair), Burns, Cauthen, 
Downey, Drennen, Humphrey, Oka, Rolfe, and Weaver). 

Steve Ferrario, departed at 5:55 p.m. 

10. Recommendation from a CAC Committee: (Discussion/Action) 
Finance & Administration Committee (FAC) 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that, should a modification of the fare structure be 
considered for the fiscal year 2007 budget, that charging for transfers not be considered. 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair), Burns, Cauthen, Downey, Drennen, 
Humphrey, Oka, Rolfe, and Weaver). 

11. Recommendation from a CAC Committee: (Discussion/Action) 
Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Motion: WHEREAS millions of dollars in regional funds have already been spent to develop 
Translink, a fare instrument designed to be used across transit agencies; 

THEREFORE LET IT BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the MTA CAC urges the MTA to investigate 
the possibility of using Translink for Para transit fare payment instead of investing in a stand- 
alone debit card system. 

Bruce Oka (PMC Chair) tabled this motion pending anticipation of complaints from the 
project composer and resolution. 

Motion to table this motion by Bruce Oka 






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2nd by Sue Cauthen 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair), Burns, Cauthen, Downey, Drennen, 
Humphrey, Oka, Rolfe, and Weaver). 

Public Comment 

David Pilpel felt that the motion should still be adopted since it only asked the MTA to 
investigate. 

12 Council Members' Questions and Comments: 

Joan Downey: 



Requested clarification of the 44 O'Shaughnessy route since the opening of the 
Concourse garage. 

Ms. Downey previously reported that limousine drivers were soliciting passengers who 
had been waiting in long lines at Cable car stops. She would like to know the outcome 
of the report. 

From November 2005's OCSC meeting it was clear that better solutions were needed 
for underground metro lines when clearing tunnels. Merely clearing tunnels resulting in 
bunching was not good service to riders that depend on these services. The OCSC 
would be writing a letter to MUNI urging them to reexamine their current rules for 
clearing tunnels. In her metro commute today, Ms. Downey experienced a 15-minute 
delay in a tunnel. Mr. Murphy asked that the OCSC fine-tune the issues with specific 
motions, rather than a letter. 



Public Comment 

David Pilpel added that the platform display signs often exhibited incomplete information. 
Engineering and Maintenance may want to look into if the display system was experiencing 
problems. 

Bruce Oka 

Mr. Oka wanted to report the hazardous location of the 38 Geary outbound stop at Van Ness 
Avenue, especially for seniors and disabled. He felt strongly that this stop should be returned 
back to its former corner location at Van Ness. 

Dan Weaver 

Card to parking meters to pay for parking fees. Janet Michaelson responded that parking 
meter cards would become available with the pilot program rolling out on December 15, 
2005. 

Norman Rolfe 

Mr. Rolfe was waiting for the 19 Polk bus at Polk and Vallejo and managed to walk all the 
way to Larkin and McAllister streets and still no bus had come along. Another breakdown in 
service. 



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13. Proposed Amendment to the Rules of Order (Discussion/Action) 

Article 4, Section 2 of the Municipal Transportation Agency's Citizens Advisory Council 's 
Rules of Order shall be amended to read: "Regular meetings. The Council shall hold its 
regular meeting at One South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, at 5:30 p.m. every 
first Thursday of the month." 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair), Burns, Cauthen, Downey, Drennen, 
Humphrey, Oka, Rolfe, and Weaver). 

Questions and Comments from the CAC 

Sue Cauthen felt very insulted by all the security at the 1 South Van Ness meeting location. 
Daniel Murphy responded that the MTA does not yet own the 1 South Van Ness building 
(1SVN) and therefore must abide by constraints set by the building owner. The MTA staff 
adapted procedures similar to those of the TA (Transportation Authority) since there had 
been no legal problems for entry to TA public meetings. All MTA conference spaces 
elsewhere were no longer available since the MTA had vacated its other facilities to 
consolidate into the 1 SVN space. 

Public Comment 

Joan Wood (THD) felt that the building's security constraints were comfortable and easy. 
She had no problem with it at all. 

14. Agenda planning for January 5, 2006 meeting. 
Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: 

Thursday, January 5, 2006, 5:30 p.m., 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

• Mr. Murphy would request the new MTA executive director as guest speaker, should one be 
confirmed at that time. 

■ Ms. Downey requested guest speakers from other transportation groups, such as Rescue 
MUNI, Market Street Railway, Walk S.F., TLC, etc. 

■ Dan Weaver announced that the next EMSC meeting would be held January 1 1 , 2006. 
Future EMSC meetings may be changed to the 2nd Wednesday of the month. 

• Sue Cauthen suggested to follow up on the SPUR report. 
Public Comment 

David Pilpel: 

• Mr. Pilpel suggested occasional joint meetings with some of the other transportation 
advisory groups focused on MTA issues. 

• He also suggested a budget discussion not yet constrained by solutions and 
recommendations that were initiated by the Finance committee (FAC). 



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Attachments: 

Agenda Item 2 - 

Minutes from October 6, 2005 meeting 

Agenda Item 6- 

Balboa Park Feasibility Planning - list of activities and a diagram. 

Agenda Item 9 - 

Maintenance report - Argument to Provide Funding for a Breda LRV Preventive Overhaul 

Program, dated November 17, 2005. 



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Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, January 5, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 

Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, 

Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, 

Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, and Daniel Weaver 

(2 Vacancies) 

Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, and Bruce Oka 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, and Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chair), Mary F. Burns, Sue Cauthen, Daniel Murphy, and Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Bruce Oka (Chair), Emily Drennen, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent 

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DEC 3 2005 

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The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

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City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

AGENDA 

Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, January 5, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



Item # 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Adopt Minutes of December 1, 2005 [Attachment] 
(Discussion/Action) 


5:33 


3. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction 
of the Council not on the agenda. 


5:35 


4. 


Report of the Chair (Discussion) 
Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 


5:40 


5. 


Staff Report (Discussion) 

Janet Michaelson (MTA CAC Staff Liaison) 


5:45 


Staff-Initiated Items 


6. 


FY 2006 and FY 2007 Budgets (Discussion/Action) 


5:55 




7. 


Overhead Wire Replacement Plan (Discussion/Action) 


6:40 


Council-Initiated Items 


8. 


Agenda Planning for 2006 (Discussion/Action) 


7:00 


9. 


Committee Reports 


7:10 


10. 


Agenda planning for February 2, 2006 meeting. 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: 

Thursday, February 2, 2006, 5:30pm, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 
Conference Room 3074 


7:20 


11. 


Adjournment 


7:30 



Attachments: 



Agenda Item #2 

Attachment - Minutes from December 1, 2005 meeting 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public 
Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website 
at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public 
inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave, 7 th Floor, during regular business 
hours. 



Disability Access 

This Meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, San Francisco. From the 1st floor 
lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and MUNI Metro station is Civic Center. Accessible 
MUNI bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49-Van Ness/Mission, 
and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more information about 
MUNI accessible services, call 415-923-6142. There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of 
the meeting location. The Civic Center Garage, entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and 
Larkin Streets, includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is located 
outside the main entrance to 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Drive. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side 
of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

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(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
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City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) 



FINAL MINUTES 

of 
Regular Meeting 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
OCT ~ 3 2007 



Thursday, January 5, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



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1. Call to Order / Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The regular meeting of the Municipal 
Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) was called to order at 5:36 
p.m., Thursday, January 5, 2006. Daniel Murphy (chair) presided. A quorum was present 
including the following: 

MTA CAC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice 
Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Bruce 
Oka, Norman Rolfe, and Daniel Weaver. 

MTA CAC Members absent at Roll Call: 

MTA CAC Absent: Art Cimento, Cesar Perez, and Dorris Vincent. 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [MUNI] and Department of Parking 
and Traffic [DPT]) Present: Janet Michaelson (MTA CAC Liaison), Deb Ward (MTA 
Budget Manager and Acting CFO), Pacifico Paculba (MTA Superintendent of Schedules), Lisa 
Chow (MTA Project Manager), Gil Montoya (MTA) and Tee Phang (MTA Project Engineer), 
and Debra Reed (MTA CAC Secretary). 

Community Representatives Present: Edward Mason 

2. Adopt the MTA CAC Minutes of December 1, 2005: 

Motion to adopt the MTA CAC minutes for December 2005 by Steve Ferrario. 
2 nd by Bruce Oka 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair), Ferrario (Vice Chair), Burns, 
Cauthen, Downey, Drennen, Humphrey, Oka, Rolfe, and Weaver). 

3. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: 

Edward Mason received a reply to his formal complaint citing "shortage of operating 
personnel" as the reason for Transit unreliability over the past several months. While 




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Thursday, January 5, 2006 

Transit would be preferred, erratic service has caused many frustrated patrons to often to 
surrender to driving private autos. Mason suggested that Owl services should be set as a 
priority, especially in view of lengthy headways. Muni should scale down schedules to fit 
available personnel with possibly an extra-board to achieve reliable service. 

4. Report of the Chair: Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 

Mr. Murphy participated in the selection panel for the Transit Consultant RFQ for the 
Planning group. Negotiations had begun for a contractor. 

A letter was forwarded regarding December 2005's action on the 39 Coit, asking that the 
MTA CAC be included in the Sunshine Request for the legal opinion. The committee of the 
Sunshine Ordinance Task Force declined the complaint, however another letter would be 
sent to review the historical development and to indicate the MTA CAC's support for the 
Sunshine Request. Ms. Cauthen invited CAC council members to attend the hearing January 
28, 2006, at City Hall, room 408 at 4:00 p.m. 

Mary Burns presented a report from her Balboa Park Tour. She found the tour to be a real 
eye-opener. Obstacles include sluggish traffic, pedestrians, lack of maintenance, absentees, 
union rules, etc., however personnel were dedicated hard workers pushing through a lot of 
these difficulties. Among her recommendations included in her report, Ms. Burns pointed to 
the need to educate wheelchair users to board the first car on double trains, that the driver 
would be attentive to their transit needs. Dan Weaver added that the MTA CAC EMSC had 
been working with the Maintenance department for the 10-year overhaul program. Joan 
Downey would be featuring Ms. Burns report at the MTA CAC OCSC meeting. 

5. Staff Report: Janet Michaelson 

Ms. Michaelson reviewed the Staff Report. 
Staff-Initiated Items 

6. MTA FY 2006 and FY 2007 Budgets: Deb Ward MTA Budget Manager and Acting CFO 

Divisional budget submissions were in the reviewing process. Citywide challenges include 
the 7.5% retirement previously paid by City employees (an increase on the MTA of $11 
million, also above the base amount on hand). An increase in mandatory fringe benefits 
would be anticipated, however, it was expected that the City would not entertain a cost-of- 
living increase, but a 3% placeholder would be in place. There was no increase in money 
from General, according to the Controller. The Agency would be receiving $6 million from 
Proposition 42 of the Governor's budget, sales tax (AB1107 and TBASP). MTA has been 
open to solutions, including addressing fare evasion, transit fares, parking rates, citation 
rates, and a base reduction of .25% to .5% in the non-personnel side of operating budget 
base. Since the Early Retirement program had ended, there had been a reduction in the 
employee attrition rate. 

Questions and Comments from the CAC 

Norman Rolfe: 



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Thursday, January 5, 2006 

Since private garage rates were so much more costly than City garages charged, the City 
should raise their garage rates closer to private garage rates. 

Steve Ferrario: 

Mr. Ferrario commented that serious equipment problems were brewing due to aging 
equipment. The MTA CAC had passed a resolution to encourage the MTA to fund overhaul 
programs for half-life programs. Would cut backs in non-personnel expenditures include 
rolling stock maintenance? Response: Yes, however, the MTA had been very cognoscente 
of, and was a driving factor of the range for the gap, an issue yet needing to be worked out 
with the FTA regarding midlife rehabilitation of vehicles. The Agency was focusing on 
rehabs for FY2007 FY2008. 

Daniel Murphy: 

Had cost saving ideas such as "stop" elimination, speeding up service, and other 
suggestions, been studied for value consideration and applied into the FY07 Budget? 
Response: It was too early in the negotiations, but may be considered at the stage of 
Mayoral and Board of Supervisory review. However, cost reductions would perhaps be felt 
in FY08/FY09 rather than the current budget year, after a full-scale review of the system, 
how its rolled out, how service would be delivered, etc. 

Mr. Murphy asked for clarification on 0.25% to 0.50% base reduction constituting $6.2K to 
$12. 5K. Response: Each of the Deputy General managers would be asked to identify 
.005% reduction in their base budget (non-personnel items), as opportunities for efficiency 
measures. 

Had the Proposition 42 money from the governor been confirmed? Response: That 
determination, whether Governor Schwartzenegger would grant or deny the money, could 
possibly be known as early as Monday, January 9, 2006 or during the May 2006 budget 
revision. 

Would the budget need to be completed by May 2006? Response: The MTA Board would 
adopt the budget by February 28, 2006. While a balanced budget must be submitted to the 
Mayor by March 1, 2006, budget adjustments may continue through June 2006. The 
finished Budget would finally be adopted in August 2006. 

Mr. Murphy announced that the FAC would have a meeting regarding the budget on 
January 18, 2006. Recommendations would be presented to the MTA Board in February. 

Mary Burns: 

Regarding the $10 million preventative maintenance swap that would not take place, was 
the swap applied in the past? Response: Yes. The MTC only allows 2 swaps in a 12-year 
period of preventative maintenance, to cover operating costs. Our first swap was applied 
during the current Budget year. 

Emily Drennen: 

Ms. Drennen wanted to repeat last year's recommendations of raising parking fines and 
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Citizens' Advisory Council 
FINAL Minutes of Regular Meeting 
Thursday, January 5, 2006 

Public Comment 

No comment from the Public 

7. Overhead Wire Replacement Plan: Pacifico Paculba (MTA Superintendent of 

Schedules), Lisa Chow (MTA Project Manager), Gil Montoya (MTA) and Tee Phang (MTA 
Project Engineer) 

Mr. Paculba distributed and reviewed the handout, "Metro Improvements Projects - 
Subway, starting January 17, 2006." Ms. Chow explained that SIMI Contractors was 
expected to complete construction in both the Metro Subway and the Twin Peaks areas by 
Spring 2008. Hours of construction would take place from 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. Monday 
through Saturday morning. Mr. Montoya reviewed bus substitution arrangements during 
construction hours. 

Questions and Comments from CAC 

Emily Drennen: 

Both citizens and policyholders have decided that San Francisco was Transit First. Why 
would the MTA hesitate to remove 6 parking spaces from Castro Street in order to save 
cost, time, and to provide a cleaner alternative? Response: It was passenger safety that 
was the utmost consideration. Diesel buses could easily stop at safer passenger zones 
avoiding the need for passengers to cross through heavy traffic at Castro and Market 
streets. Ms. Drennen responded that using a PCO during hours of bus substitution would be 
a more cost effective safety solution. 

Explain the hours of construction. Response: The subway must be cleared by 3:30 a.m. to 
allow testing with trains for hazards, needed safety adjustments, and passenger trains ready 
for service in their assigned location/positions when morning commuter operations began 
on time at 6:00 a.m. If construction were to begin at midnight, time for setting up and 
removing construction equipment would only give the contractor 2 hours of live-construction 
time. 

Joan Downey: 

Why was this project never previously presented to the CAC for service planning? 
Response: While the project was presented before the CAC a year ago, apologies were 
offered for not involving the CAC in developments. However service planning was still 
flexible and evolving. 

Dan Weaver: 

Changing from Trolley to Diesel would be confusing to passengers. Mr. Weaver suggested 
rather than just vacillating vehicles swaps, an informational flyer explaining why the change, 
would make a smoother transition for passengers during construction. 

Norman Rolfe: 

Mr. Rolfe suggested increasing the F line service extending the line to the Cal Trains station, 
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Thursday, January 5, 2006 

As an alternative, Breada cars were not compatible with overhead wiring in place, plus 
inadequate feeder power. 

Steve Ferrario: 

Was there a study comparing just completely shutting down the subway for the overhead 
replacement as a round-the-clock project versus this current plan of a few hours per night. 
The work could be completed in perhaps a couple of months versus the uncertainty of the 
2-year current lengthy plan. Response: Contractors biding for a round-the-clock job were 
very scarce. On the other hand, extending commence-time hours of construction to 8:00 
p.m. rather than 10:00 p.m. was not plausible for transit customers. 

Council-Initiated Items 

8. Agenda Planning for 2006: 

Suggestions from the CAC 

• Guest speakers from the MTA Board 

• Presentations from all the various transit advocate groups in San Francisco 

• Reports: Operational Efficiencies along with impact on the Budget, Vehicle Travel 
Time using miles per hour as a guide (GIS format), and Pedestrian safety at key bus 
stops. 

Plans for communicating with the public - Maggie Lynch and Anne Richman 

Committee reports 

DPT consistency of enforcement for Sidewalk Parking and Street Sweeping 

Adequate inspector staff 

Adequate maintenance staff 

Facilities tour 

Central Control - Embarcadero tour 

DPT facility tour 

SF Go Office 

3 rd Street Light Rail progress 

CAC to go on record, urging the return of the outbound Geary/Van Ness stop from 
the mid-block location to the original corner location (Mr. Murphy assigned to EMSC) 

Committee Reports: 

Mary Burns distributed copies of her report on her Balboa Park MUNI Station tour 
Questions from the CAC 

Emily Drennen: 

How has Service Adjustments impacted headways? 

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Joan Downey: 

Convert some of the Cole Valley parking meters to 30-minute meters to alleviate double- 
parking 

The hazardous intersection at Carl and Willard streets was in need of a better stop 
arrangement 

What circumstances would qualify for PCOs as traffic directors 

10. Agenda Planning for February 2, 2006 Meeting: 

• Budget 

• Meet the new MTA Executive Director, Mr. Nathaniel Ford 

• A list of CAC accomplishments and impacts for presentation to Mr. Ford 

11. Adjournment: 8:00 p.m. 

Attachments: 

Agenda Item 2 - 

Minutes from the CAC December 1, 2005 meeting 

Agenda Item 4 - 

Mary Burns report on her tour of the Balboa Park MUNI Station, January 5, 2006. 

Agenda Item 5 - 
Staff Report 

Agenda Item 7 - 

Metro Improvement Projects - Subway, Starting January 17, 2006 



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City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 



Notice Only of Regular Meeting 

Agenda to Follow 

for 

Thursday, February 2, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 

Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, 

Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, 

Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, and Daniel Weaver 

(2 Vacancies) 

Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, and Bruce Oka 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, and Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chair), Mary F. Burns, Sue Cauthen, Daniel Murphy, and Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Bruce Oka (Chair), Emily Drennen, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent 

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City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

AGENDA 
Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, February 2, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



Item # 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Adopt Minutes of January 5, 2006 [Attachment] (Discussion/Action) 


5:33 


3. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of 
the Council not on the agenda. 


5:35 


4. 


Report of the Chair (Discussion) 
Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 


* ' 

5:40 


5. 


Staff Report (Discussion) 

Janet Michaelson (MTA CAC Staff Liaison) 


5:45 


Staff -Initiated Items 


6. 


FY 2007 Budget (Discussion/Action) 


5:55 


Council-Initiated Items 


7. 


Recommendation from a CAC Committee 

Finance & Administration Committee (FAC) (Discussion/ Action) 

Motion 011806.01 

The MTA CAC recommends that staff develop a working schedule for 
developing new long-term revenue sources, such as the Class Fast 
Pass program, increase in Vehicle License fees, Transit Impact fees, 
and other non-fare revenue resources 


7:00 


8. 


Recommendation from a CAC Committee 
Operations 8i Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

(Discussion/Action) 

Metro service - Motion 012306.02 

WHEREAS the OCSC has met with street operations and central control 
personnel to try to determine why the Metro system doesn't work for 
the customers and everyone at Muni seems to be doing the job they 
have been assigned to do, still the train headways seldom are within 
range of the published headways. This is bad news for the customers 


7:05 



and probably a big reason that Muni is not attracting new riders. 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the OCSC urges Muni to study 
Metro operations to determine how best to run the Metro lines 
efficiently. Here are some of the suggestions we have proposed in the 
past that we request you consider for more efficient Metro operations: 

♦ Treat outbound L's, K's, and M's as interchangeable lines such that 
the appropriate order and balance in service is maintained at all 
times. 

♦ Assign a line Manager or Inspector who would be responsible for 
each route. Managers and Inspectors should be trained to understand 
the general strategy for each route such that there are few 
contradictions between inspectors at different points in the route. 
"Next Bus" should be used to assist in making necessary adjustments. 

♦ Metro should have signal priority at every crossing in as many 
sections of each line as possible. Where possible, delete 4 way stop 
signs and replace with signals. The remaining stop signs on Muni 
routes should be coordinated with passenger stops and only be 
provided for pedestrian safety and convenience. Investigate the 
possibility of relocating the stop to combine the passenger stop near 
the safety stop. 

♦ Provide ticket vending machines to speed up loading at busy stops. 

♦ Provide more signs to encourage passengers with tickets to use all 
doors. 

Cable Car - Re-working of the text and adopting 
Motion 012306.03 

CAC supports a continued staffing level of at least nine inspectors. 
CAC supports the purchase of at least four laptop computers for the 
inspectors use. 
CAC supports increased investigation of fare collection. 

CAC supports increased open hours of the fare collection booths at the 
cable car terminals. 



9. 



Committee Reports 



7:10 



10. 



Agenda planning for March 2, 2006 meeting. 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: 

Thursday, March 2, 2006, 5:30pm, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 
Conference Room 3074 



7:20 



11. 



Adjournment 



7:30 



Attachments: 

Agenda Item #2 

Attachment - Minutes from January 5, 2006 meeting 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin 
Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 
South Van Ness Ave, 7 th Floor, during regular business hours. 



Disability Access 

This Meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, San Francisco. From the 1st floor 
lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and MUNI Metro station is Civic Center. Accessible 
MUNI bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49-Van Ness/Mission, 
and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more information about 
MUNI accessible services, call 415-923-6142. There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of 
the meeting location. The Civic Center Garage, entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and 
Larkin Streets, includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is located 
outside the main entrance to 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Drive. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side 
of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) please contact Debra 
Reed (Council Secretary) at (415) 701-4666 at least two business days before the meeting. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) please contact Debra Reed 
(Council Secretary) at (415) 554-6873 at least two business days before the meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple 
chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be 
sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures 
that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 
Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices of Meetings and Agendas are posted on 
MUNI's Web site at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices of meetings and agendas, and minutes are available at the 
San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative 
Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. 
Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415- 
554-7854 or by e-mail at donna hall@ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Hall or by 
printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 



Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be 
required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report 
lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van 
Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their 
website at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 







City and County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

"Notice of Cancellation" 

for 
Thursday, February 02, 2006 



DOCUMENTS DEPT 
FEB - 2 2006 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



The Citizens' Advisory Council meeting scheduled for Thursday, February 02, 2006 has 

been cancelled. 

Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, 

Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, 

Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, and Daniel Weaver 

(2 Vacancies) 



7». 3 

i 



Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, and Bruce Oka 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, and Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chair), Mary F. Burns, Sue Cauthen, Daniel Murphy, and Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Bruce Oka (Chair), Emily Drennen, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 So. Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

«(415) 701-4666 FAX (415) 701-4502 




City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

AGENDA 
Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, February 2, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



Item# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Adopt Minutes of January 5, 2006 [Attachment] (Discussion/Action) 


5:33 


3. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of 
the Council not on the agenda. 


5:35 


4. 


Report of the Chair (Discussion) 
Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 


5:40 


5. 


Staff Report (Discussion) 

Janet Michaelson (MTA CAC Staff Liaison) 


5:45 


Staff-Initiated Items 


6. 


FY 2007 Budget (Discussion/Action) 


5:55 


Council-Initiated Items 


7. 


Recommendation from a CAC Committee 

Finance & Administration Committee (FAC) (Discussion/Action) 

Motion 011806.01 

The MTA CAC recommends that staff develop a working schedule for 
developing new long-term revenue sources, such as the Class Fast 
Pass program, increase in Vehicle License fees, Transit Impact fees, 
and other non-fare revenue resources 


7:00 


8. 


Recommendation from a CAC Committee 
Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

(Discussion/Action) 

Metro service - Motion 012306.02 

WHEREAS the OCSC has met with street operations and central control 
personnel to try to determine why the Metro system doesn't work for 
the customers and everyone at Muni seems to be doing the job they 
have been assigned to do, still the train headways seldom are within 
range of the published headways. This is bad news for the customers 
and probably a big reason that Muni is not attracting new riders. 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the OCSC urges Muni to study 
Metro operations to determine how best to run the Metro lines 


7:05 



efficiently. Here are some of the suggestions we have proposed in the 
past that we request you consider for more efficient Metro operations: 

♦ Treat outbound L's, K's, and M's as interchangeable lines such that 
the appropriate order and balance in service is maintained at all 
times. 

♦ Assign a line Manager or Inspector who would be responsible for 
each route. Managers and Inspectors should be trained to understand 
the general strategy for each route such that there are few 
contradictions between inspectors at different points in the route. 
"Next Bus" should be used to assist in making necessary adjustments. 

♦ Metro should have signal priority at every crossing in as many 
sections of each line as possible. Where possible, delete 4 way stop 
signs and replace with signals. The remaining stop signs on Muni 
routes should be coordinated with passenger stops and only be 
provided for pedestrian safety and convenience. Investigate the 
possibility of relocating the stop to combine the passenger stop near 
the safety stop. 

♦ Provide ticket vending machines to speed up loading at busy stops. 

♦ Provide more signs to encourage passengers with tickets to use all 
doors. 

Cable Car - Re-working of the text and adopting 
Motion 012306.03 

CAC supports a continued staffing level of at least nine inspectors. 
CAC supports the purchase of at least four laptop computers for the 
inspectors use. 
CAC supports increased investigation of fare collection. 

CAC supports increased open hours of the fare collection booths at the 
cable car terminals. 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public 
Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at 
www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public 
inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave, 7 th Floor, during regular business hours. 




City and County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 



Notice of Rescheduled Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 
Monday, February 13, 2006 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 
San Francisco, California 

Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, 

Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, 

Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, and Daniel Weaver 

(2 Vacancies) 

Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, and Bruce Oka 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, and Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chair), Mary F. Burns, Sue Cauthen, Daniel Murphy, and Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Bruce Oka (Chair), Emily Drennen, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent 

DOCUMENTS DEPT 

FEB - 7 Z006 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 

The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 So. Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

»(415) 701-4666 FAX (415) 701-4502 




City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

Rescheduled Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Monday, February 13, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



AGENDA 



Item# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Adopt Minutes of January 5, 2006 [Attachment] (Discussion/Action) 


5:33 


3. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of 
the Council not on the agenda. 


5:35 


4. 


Report of the Chair (Discussion) 
Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 


5:40 


5. 


Staff Report (Discussion) 

Janet Michaelson (MTA CAC Staff Liaison) 


5:45 


Staff-Initiated Items 


6. 


FY 2007 Budget (Discussion/Action) 


5:55 


Council-Initiated Items 


7. 


Recommendation from a CAC Committee 

Finance & Administration Committee (FAC) (Discussion/Action) 

Motion 011806.01 

The MTA CAC recommends that staff develop a working schedule for 
developing new long-term revenue sources, such as the Class Fast 
Pass program, increase in Vehicle License fees, Transit Impact fees, 
and other non-fare revenue resources 


7:00 


8. 


Recommendation from a CAC Committee 
Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

(Discussion/Action) 

Metro service - Motion 012306.02 

WHEREAS the OCSC has met with street operations and central control 
personnel to try to determine why the Metro system doesn't work for 
the customers and everyone at Muni seems to be doing the job they 
have been assigned to do, still the train headways seldom are within 
range of the published headways. This is bad news for the customers 
and probably a big reason that Muni is not attracting new riders. 


7:05 



THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the OCSC urges Muni to study 
Metro operations to determine how best to run the Metro lines 
efficiently. Here are some of the suggestions we have proposed in the 
past that we request you consider for more efficient Metro operations: 

♦ Treat outbound L's, K's, and M's as interchangeable lines such that 
the appropriate order and balance in service is maintained at all 
times. 

♦ Assign a line Manager or Inspector who would be responsible for 
each route. Managers and Inspectors should be trained to understand 
the general strategy for each route such that there are few 
contradictions between inspectors at different points in the route. 
"Next Bus" should be used to assist in making necessary adjustments. 

♦ Metro should have signal priority at every crossing in as many 
sections of each line as possible. Where possible, delete 4 way stop 
signs and replace with signals. The remaining stop signs on Muni 
routes should be coordinated with passenger stops and only be 
provided for pedestrian safety and convenience. Investigate the 
possibility of relocating the stop to combine the passenger stop near 
the safety stop. 

♦ Provide ticket vending machines to speed up loading at busy stops. 

♦ Provide more signs to encourage passengers with tickets to use all 
doors. 

Cable Car - Re-working of the text and adopting 
Motion 012306.03 

CAC supports a continued staffing level of at least nine inspectors. 
CAC supports the purchase of at least four laptop computers for the 
inspectors use. 
CAC supports increased investigation of fare collection. 

CAC supports increased open hours of the fare collection booths at the 
cable car terminals. 



1 1 

9. 


Recommendation from a CAC Committee 

Engineering, Maintenance and Safety Committee (EMSC) 

(Discussion/Action) 

012306.04 The MTA CAC recommends that a Citizens Advisory 
Committee be established to provide citizen input to the 
planning process for the Van Ness and the Potrero Bus Rapid 
Transit projects. 

012306.05 The MTA CAC recommends that a closer interaction take 
place between the San Francisco County Transportation 
Authority and the MTA in the design and construction of all 
transit projects where the MTA will be responsible for 
operations. These projects include, but are not limited to, the 
Geary, Van Ness and Potrero Bus Rapid Transit projects. 

012306.06 The MTA CAC recommends that a full 30-year life cycle 
economic analysis per rider be completed for light rail versus 
bus vehicles for the proposed Bus Rapid Transit projects on 
Geary, Van Ness and Potrero. 

012306.07 The MTA CAC recommends that the MTA fund the required 
half-life rehabilitation maintenance of the 45 NABI diesel 
buses in the 2006-2007 fiscal year budget. 

012306.08 The MTA CAC recommends that the rail replacement funds 
not be transferred to the operations budget and not be 
reduced from the current funding levels. 




Council-Initiated Items 


10. 


Agenda Planning for 2006 (Discussion/Action) 




11. 


Committee Reports 




12. 


Agenda planning for March 2, 2006 meeting. 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: 

Thursday, March 2, 2006, 5:30pm, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 

Conference Room 3074 




13. 


Adjournment 


| 



Attachments: 

Agenda Item #2 

Attachment - Minutes from January 5, 2006 meeting 

NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public 
Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at 
www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public 
inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave, 7 th Floor, during regular business hours. 



Disability Access 

This Meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, San Francisco. From the 1st floor 
lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and MUNI Metro station is Civic Center. 
Accessible MUNI bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49-Van 
Ness/Mission, and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more 
information about MUNI accessible services, call 415-923-6142. There is accessible on-street vehicle parking 
available in the vicinity of the meeting location. The Civic Center Garage, entrance on the south side of McAllister 
Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets, includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is 
located outside the main entrance to 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Drive. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the 
south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a parking 
attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) please contact Debra Reed 
(Council Secretary) at (415) 701-4666 at least two business days before the meeting. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) please contact Debra 
Reed (Council Secretary) at (415) 554-6873 at least two business days before the meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple 
chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be 
sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance 
assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' 
review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 
Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices of Meetings and Agendas are posted on 
MUNI's Web site at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices of meetings and agendas, and minutes are available at 
the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail at Sunshine Ordinance 
Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 41 5-554- 
7724; by fax at 41 5-554-7854 or by e-mail at donna hall@ci.sf.ca. us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Hall or by 
printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be 
required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and 
report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 
30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317, or 
visit their website at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 




City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) 



FINAL MINUTES 

of 
Regular Meeting 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
OCT " 3 2007 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Monday February 13, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



1. Call to Order / Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The regular meeting of the Municipal 
Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) was called to order at 5:40 
p.m., Monday, February 13, 2006. Daniel Murphy (chair) presided. A quorum was present 
including the following: 

MTA CAC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Sue 
Cauthen, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, and 
Daniel Weaver. 

MTA CAC Members absent at Roll Call: Joan Downey, arrived at 5:43 p.m. 

MTA CAC Absent: Art Cimento, Steve Ferrario and Dorris Vincent. 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [MUNI] and Department of Parking 
and Traffic [DPT]) Present: Janet Michaelson (MTA CAC Liaison), Deb Ward (MTA), and 
Debra Reed (MTA CAC Secretary). 

Community Representatives Present: None 

2. Adopt Minutes of January 5, 2006: 

Motion to adopt the MTA CAC minutes for January 2006 by Bruce Oka. 
2 nd by Sue Cauthen 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair) Burns, Cauthen, Drennen, Downey, 
Humphrey, Oka, Perez, Rolfe, and Weaver) 

3. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: 

No public present. 

4. Report of the Chair: Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 

Mr. Murphy invited Sue Cauthen to speak about the hearing on her complaint filed with the 
Sunshine Ordinance Task Force (SOTF). Ms. Cauthen said that through her Public Records 




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Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council 
FINAL Minutes of Regular Meeting 
Monday, February 13, 2006 

request she was satisfied to find an E-mail from John Kennedy to DPT that, in both hers and 
Mr. Murphy's opinion, basically confirmed that the Telegraph Hill Dwellers' parking project 
was legal. In conclusion of the hearing, while the SOTF found no violation, a strong letter 
was forwarded to the MTA expressing concern about the MTA appearing not to be observing 
the spirit of the Sunshine Ordinance, and further urging the MTA to release needed 
information to the Citizens Advisory Council in order to conduct its business. Copies of Ms. 
Cauthen's January 24, 2006, Order of Determination from SOTF were distributed. 

The Controller established the Transit Effectiveness project at the request of the MTA. 

The Controller appointed Mr. Murphy as the head of the policy advisory group. Members for 

a citizens advisory group would be selected through the Controllers office. 

5. Staff Report: Janet Michaelson (MTA Liaison) 
The staff report was distributed and reviewed. 

Staff -Initiated Items 

6. MTA FY 2006 Budget: Deb Ward 

The slide presentation Proposed FY 2006-2007 MTA Operating Budget dated February 7, 
2006, was distributed and reviewed. The budget was expected to be adopted on February 
28, 2006, to be submitted to the Mayor, as required by the Charter, on March 1, 2006. This 
budget would include $10 million for mid-life overhaul for the Breda fleet, $20 million for 
preventive maintenance, $3.6 million for enhanced safety training and security, $1 million 
for information technology including the expectation that Translink would be available in 18 
months, and $25 million to begin building up a needed MTA reserve for unforeseen 
expenses. The shortfall of $29 million was expected to be balanced by February 28, 2006 
for adoption by the MTA Board. 

Questions and Comments from the CAC 

Mary Burns regarding POP: Response, POP would be system wide randomly targeting 25% 
of the lines on a daily bases. 

Daniel Murphy regarding FTEs: Response, of the 50 FTEs, 45 would be fare inspectors, 3 as 
supervisors, with remaining 2 for senior analysts or finance positions. 

Emily Drennen in the process, does the Mayor have authority to change the budget? 
Response: Yes, both at policy and technical levels. Since there were no fare increases in 
this budget, the Mayor and the Board of Supervisors would likely focus on preventive 
maintenance and proof of payment issues. 

Sue Cauthen: 

Regarding 151 transit operator layoffs: Response, rather than the $13 million (151 transit 
operators) in severe service reductions, the MTA worked with the Controller to certify 83 
positions for early retirement. 62 employees accepted retirement, allowing a capacity for 68 
to be brought back in the budget, but the 83 certified positions might be restored 2009-10. 

Regarding payment to Port of San Francisco: Response, transfer of money collected by DPT 
on behalf of the Port from the Port's parking meters. 

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Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council 
FINAL Minutes of Regular Meeting 
Monday, February 13, 2006 



Motion 021306.07 



Motion 021306.01 



Motion 021306.02 



Motion 021306.03 



Motion 021306.04 



Motion 021306.05 



The MTA CAC recommends division by division mission statements 
and priorities be presented to CAC committees for review and 
recommendations over the course of the coming year. 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair) Burns, 
Drennen, Downey, Humphrey, Oka, Perez, Rolfe, and Weaver) 
(Cauthen was not available during vote) 

The MTA CAC recommends the MTA begin funding an operating 

reserve with this year's budget. 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair) Burns, Cauthen, 
Drennen, Downey, Humphrey, Oka, Perez, Rolfe, and Weaver) 

The MTA CAC recommends that the MTA fund the 2 additional service 
planning positions proposed in the 2006-07 MTA budget. 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair) Burns, Cauthen, 
Drennen, Downey, Humphrey, Oka, Perez, Rolfe, and Weaver) 

The MTA CAC recommends the MTA fully fund the LRV preventative 

maintenance programs. 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair) Burns, Cauthen, 
Drennen, Downey, Humphrey, Oka, Perez, Rolfe, and Weaver) 

The MTA CAC strongly urges the MTA Board to direct staff to 
research, review, and suggest implementation of innovative short- 
term and long-term revenue generation ideas. 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair) Burns, Cauthen, 
Drennen, Downey, Humphrey, Oka, Perez, Rolfe, and Weaver) 

WHEREAS, 3 pedestrians have died from collisions with MUNI vehicles 
in a recent 1.5 month period, and 

WHEREAS, a recent judgment against the City by the family of 
Elizabeth Dominguez, a child killed by a MUNI vehicle on Potrero 
Avenue, was a record $15 million, and 

WHEREAS, the City will likely be hit with multi-million dollar lawsuits 
from the families of the 3 pedestrians recently killed by MUNI 
vehicles, and by those pedestrians killed by MUNI vehicles in the 
future, and 

WHEREAS, the City can also be held liable for pedestrians injured or 
killed by private automobiles at locations known to be dangerous by 
the City, 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the MTA CAC strongly urges the 
MTA Board to allocate funds sufficient to significantly reduce 
pedestrian injuries and deaths. 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair) Burns, Cauthen, 
Drennen, Downey, Humphrey, Oka, Perez, Rolfe, and Weaver) 



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Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council 
FINAL Minutes of Regular Meeting 
Monday, February 13, 2006 

Motion 021306.06 WHEREAS, vehicles parked on the sidewalks present multiple hazards 

and difficulties to people with mobility or sensory disabilities, seniors, 
children, and the general public, and 

WHEREAS, the Americans with Disabilities Act recognizes that streets 
and sidewalks must be accessible to people with disabilities, and 

WHEREAS, sidewalks blocked by illegally parked cars can limit access 
and present hazards to all users of the streets, and 

WHEREAS, the 2006-07 MTA Budget states that a Parking Control 
Officer can average 40 citations written per day, bringing in $1,600 in 
revenue, 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the MTA CAC strongly urges the 
MTA Board to include additional Parking Control Officers FTEs in the 
2006-07 budget to inforce sidewalk parking regulations without 
necessarily receiving public complaints, in order to significantly reduce 
the incidence of sidewalk parking. 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair) Burns, Cauthen, 
Drennen, Downey, Humphrey, Oka, Perez, Rolfe, and Weaver) 

Motion 021306.07 The MTA CAC recommends division by division mission statements 
and priorities be presented to CAC committees for review and 
recommendations over the course of the coming year. 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair) Burns, Cauthen, 
Drennen, Downey, Humphrey, Oka, Perez, Rolfe, and Weaver) 

Motion 021306.08 The MTA CAC recommends that the MTA examin the posibility of 

expanding parking meter hours and days in appropriate areas of the 
city. 

2 nd by Emily Drennen 

CAC passed with majority vote: 

(Ayes - Murphy (Chair), Drennen, Cauthen, Downey, Humphrey, 

Oka, Perez, Rolfe, and Weaver) 

(Nays - Burns) 

7. Recommendation from a CAC Committee 

Finance & Administration Committee (FAC) (Discussion/ Action) 

Motion 011806.01 The MTA CAC recommends that staff develop a working schedule for 
developing new long-term revenue sources, such as the Class Fast Pass program, 
increase in Vehicle License fees, Transit Impact fees, and other non-fare revenue 
resources 

Mr. Murphy (Chair) tabled the motion since a similar motion was passed in item 6. 

8. Recommendation from a CAC Committee 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) (Discussion/Action) 



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FINAL Minutes of Regular Meeting 
Monday, February 13, 2006 

Metro Service 

Motion 012306.02 WHEREAS the MTA CAC has met with street operations and central 
control personnel to try to determine why the Metro system doesn't work for the 
customers and everyone at Muni seems to be doing the job they have been 
assigned to do, still the train headways seldom are within range of the published 
headways. This is bad news for the customers and probably a big reason that 
Muni is not attracting new riders. 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the MTA CAC urges Muni to study Metro 
operations to determine how best to run the Metro lines efficiently. Here are some 
of the suggestions we have proposed in the past that we request you consider for 
more efficient Metro operations: 

♦ Treat Metro trains where ever possible as interchangeable lines such that the 
appropriate order and balance in service is maintained at all times. 

♦ Assign a line Manager or Inspector who would be responsible for each route. Managers 
and Inspectors should be trained to understand the general strategy for each route such 
that there are few contradictions between inspectors at different points in the route. 
"Next Bus" should be used to assist in making necessary adjustments. 

♦ Metro should have signal priority at every crossing in as many sections of each line as 
possible. Where possible, delete 4 way stop signs and replace with signals. The 
remaining stop signs on Muni routes should be coordinated with passenger stops and 
only be provided for pedestrian safety and convenience. Investigate the possibility of 
relocating the stop to combine the passenger stop near the safety stop. 

♦ Provide ticket vending machines to speed up loading at busy stops. 

♦ Provide more signs to encourage passengers with tickets to use all doors. 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair) Burns, Cauthen, Drennen, Downey, 
Humphrey, Oka, Perez, Rolfe, and Weaver) 

Cable Car - Re-working of the text and adopting 
Motion 012306.03 

The MTA CAC recommends: 

♦ A continued staffing level of at least nine inspectors. 

♦ The purchase of at least four laptop computers for the inspectors use. 

♦ Increased investigation of fare collection. 

♦ Increased open hours of the fare collection booths at the cable car terminals. 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair) Burns, Cauthen, Drennen, Downey, 
Humphrey, Oka, Perez, Rolfe, and Weaver) 

9. Recommendation from a CAC Committee 

Engineering, Maintenance and Safety Committee (EMSC) (Discussion/Action) 

Motion 012306.04 The MTA CAC recommends that a Citizens Advisory Committee be 

established to provide citizen input to the planning process for the Van Ness and the 
Potrero Bus Rapid Transit projects and for the Central Subway project. 

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CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair) Burns, Cauthen, Drennen, 
Downey, Humphrey, Oka, Perez, Rolfe, and Weaver) 

Motion 012306.05 The MTA CAC recommends that a closer interaction take place 
between the San Francisco County Transportation Authority and the MTA in the 
design and construction of all transit projects where the MTA will be responsible for 
operations. These projects include, but are not limited to, the Geary, Van Ness and 
Potrero Bus Rapid Transit projects. 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair) Burns, Cauthen, Drennen, 

Downey, Humphrey, Oka, Perez, Rolfe, and Weaver) 

Motion 012306.06 The MTA CAC recommends that a full 30-year life cycle economic 

analysis including rider projections be completed for light rail versus bus modes for 
the proposed Bus Rapid Transit projects on Geary, Van Ness and Potrero. 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair) Burns, Cauthen, Drennen, 

Downey, Humphrey, Oka, Perez, Rolfe, and Weaver) 

Motion 012306.07 The MTA CAC recommends that the MTA fund the required half-life 
rehabilitation maintenance of the 45 NABI diesel buses in the 2006-2007 fiscal year 
budget. 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair) Burns, Cauthen, Drennen, 

Downey, Humphrey, Oka, Perez, Rolfe, and Weaver) 

Motion 012306.08 The MTA CAC recommends that the rail replacement funds not be 
transferred to the operations budget and not be reduced from the current funding 
levels. 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair) Burns, Cauthen, Drennen, 

Downey, Humphrey, Oka, Perez, Rolfe, and Weaver) 

Council-Initiated Items 

10. Agenda Planning for 2006 (Discussion/ Action) 

Invite Executive Director Nathaniel Ford as guess speaker 

Field trips during April or May 

Norman Rolfe expressed interest in Cable Car and Hotel Vetale revenues 

Emily Drennen suggested labor relations and employee satisfaction, 
service adjustment impacts on service 

Joan Downey suggested reviewing labor contracts 

Sue Cauthen suggested reviewing the towing process 

11. Committee Reports: 

Joan Downey announced that the OCSC meeting was rescheduled for Thursday, 
February 16, 2006 

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12. Agenda planning for March 2, 2006 meeting 
Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: 

Thursday, March 2, 2006, 5:30 p.m., 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 
Conference Room 3074 

13. Adjournment: 7:47 p.m. 

Attachments: 

Agenda Item 2 - 

CAC minutes from January 5, 2006 meeting 

Agenda Item 4- 

Letter addressed to Sue Cauthen from Sunshine Ordinance Task Force 

Agenda Item 6- 

Handout of slide presentation 



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Notice of Rescheduled Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, March 2, 2006 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 

Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, 

Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, 

Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, and Daniel Weaver 

(2 Vacancies) 

Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, and Bruce Oka 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, and Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chair), Mary F. Burns, Sue Cauthen, Daniel Murphy, and Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Bruce Oka (Chair), Emily Drennen, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
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The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

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1 So. Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

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City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

Rescheduled Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, March 2, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 

AGENDA 



Item# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Adopt Minutes of February 13, 2006 [Attachment] (Discussion/Action) 


5:33 


3. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of 
the Council not on the agenda. 


5:35 


4. 


Report of the Chair (Discussion) 
Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 


5:40 


5. 


Staff Report (Discussion) 

Deborah W. Denison (MTA CAC Staff Liaison) 


5:45 


Staff-Initiated Items 


6. 


Meeting the new Executive Director Nathaniel Ford 

(Discussion/Action) 


5:50 


7. 


Service Standards FY 2006 
Recommendation from a CAC Committee 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) (Discussion/Action) 
Motion 021606.01 The MTA CAC recommends that the number of annual 

pedestrian injuries and deaths should be one of DPT's service standards. 

Motion 021606.02 The MTA CAC recommends that Charter mandated standards 
be indicated as such on the Service Standards report. 

Motion 021606.03 The MTA CAC recommends that the Service Standards report 
use full-year performance, not just 4th quarter performance for comparison 
purposes. Additionally the MTA CAC recommends that quarterly Service 
Standards reports compare performance quarter over quarter, for example 
comparing 2 nd quarter of FY06 to 2 nd quarters of previous fiscal years. 

Motion 021606.04 The MTA CAC recommends the load factor goals be framed as 
a percentage of lines complying with the 85% target, and that lines not 
complying have their schedules and level of service examined. 

Motion 021606.05 The MTA CAC recommends that the standard for the time to 
respond requests for changes to traffic or parking controls from the public be 
set at more of an aggressive level of at least 90%. 

Motion 021606.06 The MTA CAC recommends that the Service Standards include 
fully allocated costs per passenger mile by mode. 


6:20 





Motion 021606.07 The MTA CAC recommends that the number of parking 

enforcement incidents resulting in a notation in the Muni Central Control log 
be measured, and that a goal of reducing such incidents be adopted for DPT. 

Motion 021606.08 WHEREAS pedestrian safety statistics reported to the MTA 
Board, the MTA CAC recommends that pedestrian injuries and fatalities be 
included in the Service Standards report. 

Motion 021606.09 The MTA CAC recommends that abandoned vehicle report 
response time be framed in business days rather than hours. 

Motion 021606.10 The MTA CAC recommends that a Service Standard for speed 
of response to sidewalk parking, crosswalk parking and blocked driveway 
parking be adopted. 

Motion 021606.11 The MTA CAC recommends that walk-in citation and RPP 
wait time include the average of the top 5% of wait time. 

Motion 021606.12 The MTA CAC recommends that the MTA implement an east 
bound right turn lane and right arrow signal on Fulton Street at Stanyon Street 
in order to reduce congestion at that intersection, assuming it has no negative 
impact on Muni buses. 

Motion 021606.13 WHEREAS there are disabled members of our 

community who have been denied access to disabled ramps/exits from 
Muni vehicles because they were not in wheelchairs; 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the CAC recommends that 
operators and supervisors be given specific instructions beyond the 
issuance of a bulletin that anyone requesting to use the ramps or 
mechanisms designed for the disabled be allowed to use them. 




8. 


Transit Effectiveness project (Discussion/Action) 


6:50 


Council-Initiated Items 


9. 


Committee Reports 


7:10 


10. 


Agenda planning for April 6, 2006 meeting. 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: 

Thursday, April 6, 2006, 5:30pm, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 

Conference Room 3074 


7:20 


11. 


Adjournment 


7:30 



Attachments: 



Agenda Item #2 

Attachment - Minutes from February 13, 2006 meeting 

NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 
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City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) 

FINAL MINUTES 

of 
Regular Meeting 



Thursday, March 2, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



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1. Call to Order / Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The regular meeting of the Municipal 
Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) was called to order at 5:36 
p.m., Thursday, March 2, 2006. Daniel Murphy (chair) presided. A quorum was present 
including the following: 

MTA CAC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice 
Chair), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, 
Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, and Daniel Weaver. 

MTA CAC Members absent at Roll Call: 

MTA CAC Absent: Sue Cauthen, and Joan Downey. 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [MUNI] and Department of Parking 
and Traffic [DPT]) Present: Nathaniel Ford, (Executive Director, Deborah W. Denison 
(MTA CAC Liaison), Peter Straus (MTA - Planning), Corina Monzon (Controller's Office - 
Project Manager), and Debra Reed (MTA CAC Secretary). 

Community Representatives Present: Edward Mason, Joe Walseth, and a group of 
youth interns from the Department of Public Health. 

2. Adopt the MTA CAC Minutes of February 13, 2006: 

Motion to adopt the MTA CAC minutes for February 13, 2006 by Norman Rolfe. 
2 nd by Bruce Oka 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair), Ferrario (Vice Chair), Burns, 
Cimento, Drennen, Humphrey, Oka, Perez, Rolfe, Vincent, and Weaver). 

3. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: 

Edward Mason: 




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Thursday, March 2, 2006 

As a Transit First city, Mr. Mason suggested that event reroute planning should include 
limiting primary transit streets to transit only, and reroute auto traffic to out-lying streets. 
Mr. Murphy and Mary Burns agreed that event reroute planning should be featured as an 
agenda item at a future MTA CAC - OCSC meeting. 

4. Report of the Chair: Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 

Mr. Murphy and Steve Ferrario met the new Executive Director who would be featured as 
the guest speaker for item #6. 

The MTA Board passed the FY2007 Budget. The Board did not adopt garage rate increases, 
however garage rates would be considered the following month. Mr. Murphy also had a 
copy of the mathematical model of the fare-evasion equation that MTA was considering. 

5. Staff Report: Deborah W. Denison 
The Staff report was distributed. 

Staff-Initiated Items 

6. Meeting the new Executive Director, Nathaniel Ford 

Mr. Ford had a history of rail business from his, college days. After serving as the Assistant 
Chief Transportation Officer with BART from 1992, he later moved in 1997 to Atlanta, 
Georgia, starting as the Senior Vice President of Operations for MARTA. Advancement took 
Mr. Ford from Executive Vice President of Operations, Engineering, and the Police 
department, to MARTA's General Manager and CEO in November 2000. Mr. Ford was 
attracted to the MTA because of San Francisco's clear Transit First Policy. Mr. Ford's 
focuses would include on-time performance, cleanliness, security, safety, and improving 
customers' transit experience. 

Questions and Comments from the CAC 

Dan Weaver: 

Maintenance has been a serious concern. Response: Mr. Ford's background also included 
working on a 6-year project with a team that turned around New York's previous record of 
derailments, fires, graffiti, etc. Mr. Ford wants to include rehabilitation of elevators and 
escalators in maintenance plans. 

Bruce Oka: 

9-11 Security concerns had made bathrooms inaccessible to the public, a problem especially 
for the disabled and elderly. Response: Mr. Ford would be looking into security issues 
regarding terrorists, restrooms, and accessibility. 

Mary Burns: 

Regular customers seem to be reduced to a low priority when it comes to providing transit 
for events such as ballgames versus providing service for those patrons depending on 
everyday reliable service. Response: Improved customer service would also include 
courtesy, a clean system, and understanding the importance of customers. 

Emily Drennen: 

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Thursday, March 2, 2006 

The MTA mission statement did not have much of a reference to customers. The MTA CAC 
would like to have some input into the Mission Statement. Response: Mr. Ford welcomed 
the input, since it should reflect the desires of the public, as well as the leadership team and 
the employees. 

While the MTA CAC passed recommendations regarding seniors, disabled and youth, being 
able to use their fast passes on BART, the newspapers reported another BART/MUNI 
contract was signed without their provision. Response: Mr. Ford had a very good 
relationship with BART and envisioned these challenges between BART and the MTA soon to 
become extinguished. Mr. Ford would be speaking with Tom Marbrow to resolve or at least 
fully understand what the issues were. 

Art Cimiento: 

Mr. Cimiento asked Mr. Ford to list his upcoming goals over the next 6 months. Response: 
Quickly building up MTA's leadership team, half of the team had taken on double duty as 
acting, leaving some of their normal responsibilities lacking. January and February brought 
attention to Safety and Security issues. Graffiti, cleanliness, tidy issues were important. 
Meeting Proposition E standards, on-time performance. Building a repot with the Union, the 
Board of Supervisors, and Sacramento legislators. Budget. Funding for the Agency and the 
decriminalizing citations for fare evasions through Sacramento. Improve quality of service, 
also maintenance of transit systems. 

Norman Rolfe: 

What would Mr. Ford look to accomplish through Sacramento, the Bond issue, etc? 
Response: Mr. Ford hoped to secure $21 million this year through Proposition 42 for 
maintenance and rehabilitation decisions. Working on obtaining Bonds through showing 
clear deliverables that would satisfy both customers and take care of employees. 

Daniel Murphy: 

How would Mr. Ford work towards achieving the 85% On-Time Performance goal? 
Response: Look at the entire system and then narrow problems to targeted areas, such as 
worst offenders, routes with patterns of customer complaints coupled with punctual 
problems, and routes with a large ridership. Utilize studies using NextBus and manual 
reports to synchronize timing with operators, along with traffic and other problematic 
variables. 

Dorris Vincent: 

Ms. Vincent listed some routes on which drivers were often subjected to verbal abuse from 
frustrated passengers complaining about service issues that should be filled with Central 
Control. Response: Mr. Ford had been working with the Union President, the Police Chief, 
and the District Attorney, regarding altercations between operators and passengers. 
However Operators would be expected to provide quality service to passengers. 

Public Comment 

Ed Maison: 



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Thursday, March 2, 2006 

The BART-Plus fast pass does not provide any discount for trips throughout the BART 
system that were initiated in San Francisco, thus charging full fares for the entire BART trip. 

Joe Walsef: 

What process would be available for soliciting special needs of youth riders? Response: Mr. 
Ford identified the youth pass program, and the City's youth intern program however, Mr. 
Ford was still new to the MTA post. 

7. Service Standards FY 2006: Deborah W. Denison 

Mr. Murphy reviewed and discussed the following motions from the OCSC committee 
regarding the FY 2006 Service Standards: 

Motion 021606.01 WHEREAS pedestrian safety statistics reported to the MTA Board, the 

MTA CAC recommends that pedestrian injuries and fatalities be included in the Service 
Standards report. 

Motion 021606.02 The MTA CAC recommends that Charter mandated standards be indicated 
as such on the Service Standards report. 

Motion 021606.03 The MTA CAC recommends that the Service Standards report use full- 
year performance, not just 4th quarter performance for comparison purposes. 
Additionally the MTA CAC recommends that quarterly Service Standards reports 
compare performance quarter over quarter, for example comparing 2 nd quarter of 
FY06 to 2 nd quarters of previous fiscal years. 

Motion 021606.04 The MTA CAC recommends the load factor goals be framed as a 

percentage of lines complying with the 85% target, and that lines not complying have 
their schedules and level of service examined. 

Motion 021606.05 The MTA CAC recommends that the standard for responding to requests 
for changes to traffic or parking controls from the public within 90 days be set at more 
of an aggressive level of at least 90%. 

Motion 021606.06 The MTA CAC recommends that the Service Standards include fully 
allocated costs per passenger mile by mode. 

Motion 021606.07 The MTA CAC recommends that the number of parking enforcement 

incidents resulting in a notation in the Muni Central Control log be measured, and that 
a goal of reducing such incidents be adopted for DPT. 

Motion 021606.08 [This motion was combined into motion 021606.01.] 

Motion 021606.09 The MTA CAC recommends that abandoned vehicle report response time 
be framed in business days rather than hours. 

Motion 021606.10 The MTA CAC recommends that a Service Standard for speed of response 
to sidewalk parking, crosswalk parking and blocked driveway parking, and percentage 
of calls resulting in a DPT contact be adopted. 



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Motion 021606.11 The MTA CAC recommends that walk-in citation and RPP wait time 
include the average of the top 5% of wait times. 

Moved by Dan Weaver 

2 nd by Emily Drennen 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair), Ferrario (Vice Chair), 
Cimento, Drennen, Humphrey, Oka, Perez, Rolfe, and Weaver. Burns, and 
Vincent previously departed and were not available for the vote.) 

Motion 021606.12 The MTA CAC recommends that the MTA implement an east bound right 
turn lane and right arrow signal on Fulton Street at Stanyan Street in order to reduce 
congestion at that intersection, assuming it has no negative impact on Muni buses. 
CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair), Ferrario (Vice Chair), 
Cimento, Drennen, Humphrey, Oka, Perez, Rolfe, and Weaver. Burns, and 
Vincent previously departed and were not available for the vote.) 

Motion 021606.13 WHEREAS there are disabled members of our community who have been 
denied access to disabled ramps/exits from Muni vehicles and subway stations 
elevators, because they were not in wheelchairs; 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the CAC recommends that operators and 
supervisors be given specific instructions beyond the issuance of a bulletin that anyone 
requesting to use the ramps or mechanisms designed for the disabled be allowed to 
use them. 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair), Ferrario (Vice Chair), 
Cimento, Drennen, Humphrey, Oka, Perez, Rolfe, and Weaver. Burns, and 
Vincent previously departed and were not available for the vote.) 

8. Transit Effectiveness project: Peter Straus (MTA), and Corina Monzon (Controller's 
Office) 

Mr. Straus distributed and reviewed the handout; "Transit Effectiveness Project" dated 
March 2, 2006. Transit Effectiveness Project (TEP) was a partnership between the MTA and 
the Controller's Office, as a result of Proposition C. 

Mr. Straus would be presenting regular progress reports at the MTA CAC's Planning and 
Marketing Committee (PMC) for citizen input. 

Questions and Comments from the CAC 

Emily Drennen: 

Would the study also include street use, street configuration, transit-only lanes, and TPS? 
Response: The project's components were still being defined and worked out for 
clarification within the proposed budget. 

Council-Initiated Items 

9. Committee Reports: 

No reports were presented 



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Thursday, March 2, 2006 

10. Agenda Planning for April Meeting: 

Field trip 

11. Adjournment: 7:33 p.m. 

Attachments: 

Agenda Item 2 - 

February 13, 2006 CAC meeting minutes 

Agenda Item 5 - 

March 2006 Staff Report 

Agenda Item 7 - 

2 nd Q - FY 2006 Service Standards - dated March 2, 2006 
Summary of FY06 2 nd Q Service Standards 

Agenda Item 8 - 

Transit Effectiveness Project, dated March 2, 2006 



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Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 
Thursday, April 6, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. 

"Has Been Cancelled" 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
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1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 04-03-0 7 A 1 1 :50 

Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, 

Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, 

Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, and Daniel Weaver 

(2 Vacancies) 

Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, and Bruce Oka 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, and Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chair), Mary F. Burns, Sue Cauthen, Daniel Murphy, and Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Bruce Oka (Chair), Emily Drennen, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying 
at 1 South Van Ness Ave, 7 th Floor, during regular business hours. 

The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

*(415) 701-4666 FAX (415) 701-4502 





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City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 



Notice of Site Tour Meeting and Agenda 

for 
Tuesday, May 2, 2006 at 11:30 a.m. 

Central Control - West Portal Station 

West Portal and Ulloa Avenues 

San Francisco, California 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
APR 1 8 2006 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, 

Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, 

Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, and Daniel Weaver 

(2 Vacancies) 

Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, and Bruce Oka 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, and Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chair), Mary F. Burns, Sue Cauthen, Daniel Murphy, and Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Bruce Oka (Chair), Emily Drennen, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

*(415) 701-4666 FAX (415) 701-4502 




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City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

AGENDA 

Notice of Site Tour Meeting and Agenda 

for 
Tuesday, May 2, 2006 at 11:30 a.m. 

Central Control - West Portal Station 

West Portal and Ulloa Avenues 

San Francisco, California 



Item# 


Item 


1 Estimated | 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 11:30 

II ! 


2. 


Public Comment 


11:33 


3. 


Central Control Site Tour (Discussion/Action) 


11:35 


4. 


Adjournment 


1:30 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave, 7 th Floor, during regular business hours. 



Disability Access 

This Tour Meeting will be held at the West Portal Station at West Portal and Ulloa Avenues. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. BART does not run in this area. The closest MUNI Metro station 
would be the West Portal Station itself. Accessible MUNI bus lines are the K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Ocean View, 
also the 17 Park Merced, and the 48 Quintara. For more information about MUNI accessible services, call 415-923- 
6142. There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. Bicycle 
accommodations will be provided during the tour. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) please contact Debra 
Reed (Council Secretary) at (415) 701-4666 at least two business days before the meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple 
chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be 
sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures 
that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 
Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices of Meetings and Agendas are posted on 
MUNI's Web site at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices of meetings and agendas, and minutes are available at the 
San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative 
Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. 
Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415- 
554-7854 or by e-mail at donna hall(5)ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Hall or by 
printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be 
required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report 
lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van 
Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their 
website at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 







City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) 

FINAL MINUTES 

of 
Site Tour Meeting 

Tuesday, May 2, 2006 at 11:30 a.m. 

Central Control - West Portal Station 

West Portal and Ulloa Avenues 

San Francisco, California 



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1. Call to Order / Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The regular meeting of the Municipal 
Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) was called to order at 11:43 
a.m., Tuesday, May 02, 2006. Daniel Murphy (chair) presided. A quorum was present 
including the following: 

MTA CAC Members Present at Roll Call: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chair), Mary Burns, Joan Downey, Griffith 
Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, and Daniel Weaver. 

MTA CAC Absent: 

Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Emily Drennen, Bruce Oka, and Dorris Vincent. 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [MUNI] and Department of Parking 
and Traffic [DPT]) Present: David Banbury (Muni - Superintendent, Central Control), 
Frank Zepeda (MTA), and Debra Reed (MTA CAC Secretary). 

Community Representatives Present: Edward Mason, Emeric Kalman, and David Pilpel 

2. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: 

Edward Mason wanted to know if there was an overall process in place for the reroute of 
both transit and vehicle traffic during large events, such as Cinco de Mayo. 

3. Site Tour - Central Control: David Banbury (Muni - Superintendent) 

Mr. Banbury explained that Central Control operates 24 hours, 7 days a week, and utilizing 
systems such as NextBus and ATCS, along with Radio dispatch. Central Control staff (15 
train controllers, 5 managers, and 23 dispatchers) processed an average of 80,000 calls 
every month to keep transit up and running. Proceeding to Central Control's Radio room 
he oriented the visiting CAC Council and public interests on daily operations. 

4. Adjournment: 12:58 p.m. 




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City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 



Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 
Thursday, May 4, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. 

"Has Been Cancelled" 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
OCT - 3 2007 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



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1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 
San Francisco, California 

Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, 

Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, 

Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, and Daniel Weaver 

(2 Vacancies) 

Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, and Bruce Oka 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, and Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chair), Mary F. Burns, Sue Cauthen, Daniel Murphy, and Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Bruce Oka (Chair), Emily Drennen, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

*(415) 701-4666 FAX (415) 701-4502 




NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street 
- Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 South 
Van Ness Ave, 7 th Floor, during regular business hours. 



Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures 
that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 
Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices of Meetings and Agendas are posted on 
MUNI's Web site at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices of meetings and agendas, and minutes are available at the 
San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative 
Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. 
Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415- 
554-7854 or by e-mail at donna hall@ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Hall or by 
printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 



Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be 
required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report 
lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van 
Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their 
website at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 




City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 



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Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, June 8, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 

Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, 

Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, 

Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, and Daniel Weaver 

(2 Vacancies) 

Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, and Bruce Oka 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, and Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chair), Mary F. Burns, Sue Cauthen, Daniel Murphy, and Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Bruce Oka (Chair), Emily Drennen, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent 

DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

JUN 6 2006 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

8(415) 701-4666 FAX (415) 701-4502 




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City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

AGENDA 

Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, June 8, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



Item# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Adopt Minutes of March 2, 2006 [Attachment] (Discussion/Action) 


5:33 


3. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction 
of the Council not on the agenda. 


5:35 


4. 


Report of the Chair (Discussion) 
Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 


5:40 


5. 


Staff Report (Discussion) 

Janet Michaelson (MTA CAC Staff Liaison) 


5:45 


Staff-Initiated Items 


6. 


Youth Muni Survey (Discussion/Action) David and Student Interns 
from the Department of Public Health - Children's Environmental 
Health Promotion Program 


5:55 


7. 


Overhead Wire Replacement - Update (Discussion/ Action) Lisa 
Chow 


6:10 


8. 


BRT - Geary (Discussion/Action) Tilly Chang Transportation Auth 


6:35 


Council-Initiated Items 


9. 


Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Motion 0320061.01: WHEREAS the Geary Boulevard corridor 

currently carries between 50,000 to 100,000 transit riders for each 
weekday; and 

WHEREAS the San Francisco Transportation Authority (TA) is 
currently conducting a preliminary feasibility study examining 
the development of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) on Geary 
Boulevard, and 


7:05 





WHEREAS the proper time to examine all the available options 
for improving this corridor is at the preliminary feasibility study 
stage; 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the MTA CAC strongly 
urges the MTA and the TA to add a light-rail alternative to the 
current Geary Boulevard BRT study, and 

THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the MTA 
CAC urges the MTA and the TA to conduct a full life cycle 
analysis for the Geary Rapid Transit over a 50 year horizon study, 
and 

THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the MTA 
CAC urges the MTA and the TA to adhere fully to the City's 
"Complete Streets" law by providing adequate bicycle access 
along Geary Boulevard; and 

THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the MTA 
CAC urges the MTA and the TA to critically examine the Central 
Subway project to determine whether this project could be altered 
for reduced project costs, with the extra federal funding to be 
used by a Geary project, or if the Central Subway project could 
be re-envisioned to incorporate the Geary corridor. 




10. 


Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Motion 0327061.02: The MTA CAC recommends that the MTA consider 
increasing the commission to a level that would provide an 
incentive to the vendor. 


7:10 


11. 


Withdrawal of Recommendation that was previously passed 
by the CAC (Discussion/Action) 

Motion 021606.11: The MTA CAC recommends that walk-in citation 
and RPP wait time include the average of the top 5% of wait 
times 

Note: Per April 17, 2006 presentation by Joy Houlihan, 
Director - MTA/DPT Citation/RPP Division 


7:15 


12. 


Committee Reports 


7:20 


13. 


Agenda planning for July 6, 2006 meeting. 

Tentatively Scheduled Next Regular Meeting: 

Thursday, July 6, 2006, 5:30pm, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 
Conference Room 3074 


7:25 


14. 


Adjournment 


7:30 



Attachments: 



Agenda Item #2 

Attachment - Minutes from March 2, 2006 meeting 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public 
Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website 
at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public 
inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave, 7 th Floor, during regular business 
hours. 



Disability Access 

This Meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, San Francisco. From the 1st floor 
lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and MUNI Metro station is Civic Center. Accessible 
MUNI bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49-Van Ness/Mission, 
and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more information about 
MUNI accessible services, call 415-923-6142. There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of 
the meeting location. The Civic Center Garage, entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and 
Larkin Streets, includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is located 
outside the main entrance to 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Drive. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side 
of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) please contact Debra 
Reed (Council Secretary) at (415) 701-4666 at least two business days before the meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple 
chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be 
sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound- Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures 
that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and copying at 401 
Van Ness Avenue, Room 334, during regular business hours. Notices of Meetings and Agendas are posted on 
MUNI's Web site at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices of meetings and agendas, and minutes are available at the 
San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative 
Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. 
Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415- 
554-7854 or by e-mail at donna hall@ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Hall or by 
printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be 
required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report 
lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van 
Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their 
website at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 




City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) 



FINAL MINUTES 

Of 
Regular Meeting 



Thursday, June 8, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
JUL 2 7 2006 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



1. Call to Order / Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The regular meeting of the Municipal 
Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) was called to order at 5:33 
p.m., Thursday, June 8, 2006. Daniel Murphy (chair) presided. A quorum was present 
including the following: 

MTA CAC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice 
Chair), Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Griffith Humphrey, Bruce Oka, Norman Rolfe, Dorris 
Vincent, and Daniel Weaver. 

MTA CAC Members absent at Roll Call: Emily Drennen (arrived at 5:36 p.m., departed 
at 6:35 p.m.) 

MTA CAC Absent: Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, and Cesar Perez. 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [MUNI] and Department of Parking 
and Traffic [DPT]) Present: Janet Michaelson (MTA CAC Liaison), Debra Reed (MTA CAC 
Secretary), Lisa Chow (Project Manager, Construction), John Katz (Sr. Project Planner, 
construction), Romando Lucchesi (Inspector - Resident Engineer, Construction), Gilbert 
Montoya (Assist Deputy General Manager - Operations), Peter Straus (Planning). 

San Francisco County Transportation Authority: Julie Kirschbaum, Sr. Transportation 
Planner and Geary Bus Rapid Transit Project Manager 

Community Representatives Present: Joseph Walseth, Karen Cohn, David Lo and 
Student Interns from the Department of Public Health - Children's Environmental Health 
Promotion Program 

2. Adopt the MTA CAC Minutes of March and May, 2006: 

Motion to adopt the MTA CAC minutes for February 2006 by Dorris Vincent with 
corrections. 
2 nd by Joan Downey 




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FINAL Minutes of Regular Meeting 
Thursday, June 8, 2006 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair), Ferrario (Vice Chair), Cimento, 
Downey, Drennen, Humphrey, Oka, Rolfe, Vincent, and Weaver). 

3. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: 

None 

4. Report of the Chair: Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 

The CAC observed a moment of silence on behalf of fellow CAC member Mary Burns who 
was absent, attending her father's funeral. 

Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr., Executive Director, has asked staff to expedite responses to CAC 
recommendations. 

Mr. Murphy opened the floor to CAC questions: 

Steve Ferrario had some items for discussions among the CAC subcommittees: 

Fare Structures, specifically Cable Car fares since they are a flat $5 (Transfers are currently 
not accepted). Mr. Murphy assigned this item to FAC. 

Proof of Payment versus backdoor boarding is still a problem. Mr. Murphy assigned this 
item to FAC. 

There were no bus service running along the Army Street/Cesar Chavez Street corridor that 
would connect the 3 Church line to the new T Third line. Mr. Murphy assigned this item to 
PMC. 

Distracting activities, such as use of cell phones, while operating transit vehicles. Item 
would be agendized for the EMSC. 

Drivers have been boarding passengers while in street lanes instead pulling over to 
designated bus zones. Mr. Murphy assigned this item to PMC. 

What is the legislation regarding smoking at bus shelters and what would it include? 
Information request #060608.01 

A need to step-up cleaning efforts on buses and Breda cars. Also noted was an increase of 
broken windows. Mr. Murphy assigned this item to EMSC. 

Dorris Vincent: 

The ATT Ballpark had requested to use UC's underutilized parking lot since they would be 
loosing Lot B (1500 parking spaces). Ms. Vincent would like to invite ATT Ballpark 
representatives to discuss the impact of 1500 ballpark cars on the Bayview Hunter's Point 
community. Mr. Murphy assigned this item to PMC. 

Ms. Vincent announced that she wanted to reinstate her role as a panel member on the 
PMC. 

Dan Weaver: 



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Citizens' Advisory Council 
FINAL Minutes of Regular Meeting 
Thursday, June 8, 2006 

Would like to invite the head of DPT enforcement to explore why sidewalk parking remains 
a problem. Ms. Downey replied that DPT's Commander Sylvia Harper would be the guest 
speaker at the June 19 th OCSC meeting at 3:00 p.m. Janet Michaelson (MTA Liaison) 
suggested also inviting staff from Budget to address funding for additional vehicles and 
staff. 

Norman Rolfe: 

Requested a list of Hotel Vitale payments to Muni along with dates and amounts paid. Mr. 
Murphy assigned this item to FAC. 

Joan Downey: 

Ms. Downey observed an increase in hostile incidents on buses. What would be the role of 
POP cops and SFPD? Information request #060608.02 

5. Staff Report: Janet Michaelson 

Ms. Michaelson distributed and reviewed the staff report. Ms. Michaelson also distributed 
copies of the new Bicycle Guide. On June 1, 2006, representatives from Daimler Chrysler 
along their executives from Germany showcased their new Hybrid bus at the stairs of City 
Hall. Steve Ferrario, Norman Rolfe and Bruce Oka enjoyed bus ride demonstrations. Mr. 
Oka added that one of the Muni Accessibility Advisory Committee members had some 
complications maneuvering due to the large size of his particular wheelchair. 

Staff -Initiated Items 

6. Youth Muni Survey: Joseph Walseth, Karen Cohn, David Lo and Student Interns from the 
Department of Public Health - Children's Environmental Health Promotion Program 

Windy Tong and Betty Chow, both student interns at Youths Civic Engagement Project 
(YCEP), presented a slide presentation based on findings from a student survey. 433 fellow 
students, ages 13 to 19 years participated in a March 2006 citywide survey conducted by 
YCEP. Findings were: 

Safety and Violence - 71% of students have seen violence while riding Muni, often during 
crowding on buses after school. Students recommend that Muni work with SFPD to identify 
problematic bus lines for solutions. Also recommended was training to bus drivers to handle 
violence, or that Muni should provide marshals to insure passenger safety. 

System Gap of Youth Inclusion - Muni did not have a youth culture that considered or 
included student needs in the policy and decision making process. Students recommended 
surveys for individuals under age 18. Students also recommended that a dialog be 
established by means of a youth serving on the Citizen Advisory Committee. 

Servicing and Scheduling - Students wanted an increase in bus service before and after 
school hours to avoid crowding and tardiness. Students recommended the BRT idea be 
extended into other areas of the city. Students also wanted BART access during school 
days. 

Responses, Questions and Comments from the MTA CAC: 

Daniel Murphy: 

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FINAL Minutes of Regular Meeting 
Thursday, June 8, 2006 

The MTA CAC had in fact been pushing for several years to get BART access expanded to 
include seniors, disabled and youth. 

Traditional evening commute time starts at 5:00 p.m., however there is the school rush 
hour 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Muni had been working on its Transit Effectiveness Project to 
look at service design throughout the entire city, including commute hour issues. 

Steve Ferrario: 

Mr. Ferrario recommended that the students should present the slide presentation to the 
MTA Board of Directors. David Lo (YCEP) said that the students would be graduating, but 
Karen Cohn said that if the youth were available they would bring the presentation before 
the MTA Board. 

The Geary Street CAC for BRT had a youth member, but he resigned after graduating from 
school. However Mr. Murphy pointed out that the MTA CAC was a chartered commission 
and all chartered commissioners must be registered to vote. Mr. Murphy would inquire of 
the Mayor for the possibility of appointing a non-voting member. All Chartered committee 
meetings were opened to the public and to youth as part of the public. 

Dorris Vincent asked about the age range involved in violence. Ms. Vincent had observed 
youth on youth violence and particularly on crowded buses. Student intern Cheyenne 
concurred that youth on youth violence was noted between ages 15 to 17 years of age. 

Joan Downey: 

Ms. Downey asked did the survey distinguish violence at bus stops from violence on buses. 
Her neighbor reported that a bus stop in the Lowell High School area was a regular target 
for robberies. Student response: The survey focused on bus rides, and not violence at bus 
stops while waiting for transit. 

Regarding operator training in the cases of violence, the drivers' role would not include 
mitigating incidences on buses. Their job would be to call for assistance from SFPD. Ms. 
Vincent added that once the SFPD is called, the bus must wait until the SFPD arrives. 
Student response: Perhaps more POP cops could be on buses. 

Ms. Downey asked if BRT presentations were to be made at schools, would students rally to 
push to support BRT? Student response: A student previously made a BRT presentation at 
Washington High School. However BRT only involved Geary Boulevard and Van Ness 
Avenue. Lincoln and Lowell high schools were not included. Ms. Downey responded that 
BRT was a substitute for streetcar service, which was already serving areas near Lincoln and 
Lowell schools. Ms. Downey pointed out that students showing support for BRT and other 
projects would make a real impact. Mr. Murphy suggested organizations, such as Rescue 
Muni, might be a positive sounding board for youth. 

Peter Straus - MTA Planning: 

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The MTA CAC along with Peter Straus from MTA Planning all felt that the YCEP student 
interns did a superb job and hope that the youth would be available to make their 
presentation before the MTA Board of Directors. Both the Youth Muni survey and the 
presentation were significantly enlightening. 

7. Overhead Wire Replacement - Update: Lisa Chow (Project Manager, Construction), 
John Katz (Sr. Project Planner, construction), Romando Lucchesi (Inspector - Resident 
Engineer, Construction), and Gilbert Montoya (Assist Deputy General Manager - 
Operations) 

Overview - Project Scope and Limits of Work handout was distributed. Ms. Chow reviewed 
the progress of the Overhead Wire Replacement project. Mr. Katz reviewed train pattern 
changes and bus substitution plans during the project. 

Questions and Comments from the CAC: 

Steve Ferrario asked when will sector 1 be completed? Response: The scheduled finish 
date was January 15, 2007. The work was already 45% completed with new contact wires 
and hangers already in service, both outbound and inbound, from Embarcadero to Civic 
Center. 

Dorris Vincent asked would operators on deadheading be given instructions to pickup 
waving passengers? Response: Muni's policy is to pick up waving passengers when 
possible during deadheading. 

Joan Downey: 

What is the weekend schedule? Response: Saturday and Sunday are regular weekend train 
service. 

Ms. Downey requested that the Sector 2 phase of the project be brought before the PMC in 
a timely manner for input from the MTA CAC. 

8. BRT - Geary: Julie Kirschbaum, Sr. Transportation Planner and Geary Bus Rapid Transit 
Project Manager 

Ms. Kirschbaum distributed the BRT Newsletters for Winter 2006, and Fall 2005, which 
included the survey "Geary Corridor Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Study." Ms. Kirschbaum also 
reviewed a slide presentation that was presented before the Marketing and the Planning 
groups. 

Regarding MTA CAC recommendation (see item 9) at the request of the Citizens Advisory 
committee, the TA is analyzing the costs and construction impacts of 2 rail-ready 
alternatives. The MTA had put together a memo that documents, turning radii needs, 
dynamic envelope, and a variety of other needs for light rail. In October 2006, 
consideration would be given to a much more extensive upfront investment into light rail, 
such as, the cost to move the utilities, the laying of the concrete sub-base and rail, etc. 
Also during October's meeting would be presented a 20/25 or a 20/30 evaluation. The 2 
alternatives for consideration would be full-surface-light rail (similar to the BRT service), and 
the other alternative would be a combination of both subway and surface light rail 
beginning at Gough Street. There would also be a research project looking at other cities, 

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their peak capacities, etc. At the conclusion of the BRT study, before the EIR phase, there 
would be a focus on a policy document addressing how to get to a second phase light rail, 
since there currently were no resources in the 30-year expenditure plan. 

Ms. Kirschbaum announced that there was a survey available on the web for public 
feedback and comments. During June and July 2006 patrons at bus stops would be 
surveyed, to discern their priorities, along with the opportunity to inform the public about 
the project. Also as of July 27, 2006 the TA would have modeling of results and be able to 
report on traffic diversion, level of service, as well as transit travel timesavings. There 
would also be final-series public workshops during the month of September 2006. 

Mr. Murphy directed the MTA CAC to agenda item 9 on Motion 032006.01. 

Questions and Comments from the CAC 

Art Cimento: 

What were the financial benefits of the project? Response: Significant savings in travel 
time would allow reinvestment in the Geary corridor as well as possibly in other corridors, 
i.e., 30% faster service would result in operating service with fewer buses and/or invest in 
more service. Also hours of operation for BRT as a limited type service would become 
uniform throughout all BRT corridors, such as, Geary, L Taraval, etc. 

With $200 million, could more buses be added to the route? Response: $200 million for 
BRT would be a short-term bandage on Geary, because the alternative of new buses and 
new service could be purchased. However, the two funding sources for capital investment 
were NOT interchangeable for operations. 

Are there plans as part of this process to do an economic impact study of the project? It is 
possible that as part of Proposition I, the City is required to perform an economic impact 
study for any new legislation. Response: As part of the EIR, details would be collected on 
some of the social economic impact related to the project. 

Dan Weaver asked would Diesel buses continue to be used in BRT? Response: That 
decision had not been made as it is outside the scope of this particular conceptual study. 
Peter Straus added that the MTA was committed to moving away from straight diesel as 
technology progresses. The Agency had accepted delivery of Diesel electric hybrids. MTA 
had changed focus towards other options, such as, fully alternative fuel, zero emission 
vehicles, and when available, fuel cell technology. Dan Murphy also added that California 
Air Resources Resource Board would no longer allow purchases of straight diesel buses. 

Norman Rolfe asked had merchants posed as opponents to the BRT project? Response: 
Merchants had accused BRT of being the light rail project that would remove hundreds of 
parking spaces. However the support of Richmond residents, transit riders, as well as, 
citywide patrons outnumbered the merchants. 

Dan Murphy asked were residents concerned about construction, service or parking impact? 
Response: There were concerns in all three areas, however, construction stood out as the 
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Steve Ferrario expressed that based on the presentation that BRT was a waste of lot of 
construction, time, effort, and a waste of lot of money. Los Angeles had a system on 
Western Avenue using BRT buses that provided better service without all the construction. 
Mr. Ferrario added that once the residents experience all the construction from the short fix 
BRT, they would unlikely be agreeable to another construction project for light rail. If these 
new BRT buses were equipped to work with priority signals that were already in place along 
Geary Street, a significantly reduction in travel time would be realized without spending all 
the money on bus bulbs, trees, etc. Mr. Ferrario recommended adding nicer buses as a fix 
for now and saving the construction work for the light rail project. 

Council-Initiated Items 

9. Recommendation from a CAC Committee - Planning & Marketing Committee 
(PMC): 

Motion 032006.01: WHEREAS the Geary Boulevard corridor currently carries between 
50,000 to 100,000 transit riders each weekday; and 

WHEREAS the San Francisco County Transportation Authority (SFCTA) is currently 
conducting a preliminary feasibility study examining the development of Bus Rapid Transit 
(BRT) on Geary Boulevard; and 

WHEREAS the proper time to examine all the available options for improving this corridor is 
at the preliminary feasibility study stage; 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the MTA CAC strongly urges the MTA and the SFCTA to 
add a light-rail alternative to the current Geary Boulevard BRT study; and 

THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the MTA CAC urges the MTA and the SFCTA to 
conduct a full life cycle analysis for the Geary Rapid Transit over a 50 year horizon study; 
and 

THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the MTA CAC urges the MTA and the SFCTA to 
adhere fully to the City's "Complete Streets" law by providing adequate bicycle access along 
the Geary corridor. 

Moved by Norman Rolfe 

2 nd by Dorris Vincent 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair), Ferrario (Vice Chair), Cimento, Downey, 
Humphrey, Oka, Rolfe, Vincent, and Weaver). 

Emily Drennen departed before the vote. 

10. Recommendation from a CAC Committee - Operations & Customer Service 
Committee (OCSC) 

Motion 032706.02: The MTA CAC recommends that the MTA consider increasing the 
commission to a level that would provide an incentive to vendors to sell fast passes and 
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CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair), Ferrario (Vice Chair), Cimento, Downey, 
Humphrey, Oka, Rolfe, Vincent, and Weaver). 

Emily Drennen had departed before the vote. 

11. Withdrawal of Recommendation that was previously passed by the CAC 

Motion 021606.11: The MTA CAC recommends that walk-in citation and RPP wait time 
include the average of the top 5% of wait times 

CAC unanimously passed the withdrawal of Motion 021606.11 (Ayes - Murphy (Chair), 
Ferrario (Vice Chair), Cimento, Downey, Humphrey, Oka, Rolfe, Vincent, and Weaver). 

Emily Drennen departed before the vote. 

12. Committee Reports: 

EMSC: Dan Weaver announced that the committee was going on a site tour of SF-Go on 
June 14, 2006. 

13. Agenda Planning for July's Meeting: 

Mr. Murphy asked that members forward suggested agenda topics to him for July's meeting. 

14. Adjournment: 7:55 p.m. 

Attachments: 

Agenda Item 2 - 

MTA CAC minutes for March and May 2006 

Agenda Item 5 - 

Staff Report for June 2006 

Bicycle Guide - SFMTA 2006 

From Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr.: 
Transit Effectiveness Project update, April 14, 2006 
MTA Staff responses to MTA CAC recommendations letter, May 8, 2006 
MTA Staff responses to MTA CAC recommendations letter, June 7, 2006 

Agenda Item 6 - 

Youth Civic Engagement Project (YCEP): Opinion Survey on Muni, March/April 2006 

Agenda Item 7 - 

Overview - Project Scope and Limits of Work handout 

Agenda Item 8 - 

BRT Newsletter - Winter 2006 

BRT Newsletter- Fall 2005, which included the survey "Geary Corridor Bus Rapid 

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Thursday, July 6, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

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Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, 

Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, 

Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, and Daniel Weaver 

(2 Vacancies) 

Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, and Bruce Oka 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, and Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chair), Mary F. Burns, Sue Cauthen, Daniel Murphy, and Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Bruce Oka (Chair), Emily Drennen, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent 



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AGENDA 

Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, July 6, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. 

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Item 
H 



Item 



1 Call to Order/Roll Call 

2. Adopt Minutes of June 8, 2006 [Attachment] (Discussion/ Action) 

Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council 
not on the agenda. 

, Report of the Chair (Discussion) 
Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 

5. Election of the Chair (Discussion/ Action) 

6. Election of the Vice Chair 

_ Staff Report (Discussion) 

Janet Michaelson (MTA CAC Staff Liaison) 

Staff-Initiated Items 

8. Transportation Technology Update (Discussion/ Action) Debra Denison 

9. 19th Avenue/Park Presidio Corridor Plan (Discussion/Action) Kevin Keck 
Council-Initiated Items 

10. Committee Reports 

Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/ Action) 
Engineering, Maintenance and Safety Committee (EMSC) 



11. 



Estimated 
Time 

5:30 

5:33 

5:35 

5:40 

5:45 
5:50 

5:55 



6:00 
6:25 

6:50 



12. 



Motion 061406.01: The MTA CAC recommends that the MTA Board develop a 
decision-making protocol for SF-Go and Muni Central Control operations and to 
coordinate with the City and County of San Francisco emergency response 
protocols; and identify staff empowered to make decisions about dynamic 
integrated responses to adverse traffic and transit conditions identified with the use 
of MTA' s new information infrastructure. The MTA CAC further recommends that 
the MTA relocate and integrate Muni Central Control and SF-Go at the MTA 
Headquarters at One South Van Ness Avenue to facilitate integration of operations 

Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/ Action) 
Engineering, Maintenance and Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Motion 061406.02: The MTA CAC recommends that the Conceptual Engineering 
Report proposed for the Eureka Portals area be undertaken as quickly as feasible. 
The structural integration of the subway, where the Twin Peaks Tunnel joins with 
the Market Street Subway, should be evaluated as part of this Conceptual 
Engineering Report. 

Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/ Action) 
Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Motion 061906.03: WHEREAS, an average of three pedestrians are injured each 



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day and more than one pedestrian is killed every other week in San Francisco; and 

WHEREAS, 300 of San Francisco's signalized intersections that do not have 
pedestrian signals include many of the most dangerous intersections for 
pedestrians, including Van Ness Avenue and 19th Avenue; and 

WHEREAS, MTA staff has estimated that it would cost $21 million to install 

13. pedestrian countdown signals at all of the signalized intersections that do not 7:10 
currently have pedestrian signals (300 intersections at approximately $70,000 per 
intersection), 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the MTA.CAC strongly urges the MTA and 
the San Francisco County Transportation Authority to fully fund the installation of 
pedestrian countdown signals across the city within two years, as opposed to over a 
ten-year period as it stands now. 

14. Council Members' Questions and Comments 7:15 

Agenda planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively Scheduled : 

15. Thursday, August 3, 2006, 5:30pm, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 7:20 
3074 

1 6. Regular Meeting Date for the MTA CAC (Discussion/ Action) 7:25 

17. Adjournment 7:30 

Attachments: 

Agenda Item #2 

Attachment - Minutes from June 8, 2006 meeting 

NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 
100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave, 7th Floor, during regular business hours. 

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This Meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, San Francisco. From 
the 1st floor lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and MUNI Metro station is Civic 
Center. Accessible MUNI bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47- 
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FINAL MINUTES 

of 
Regular Meeting 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
SEP 1 5 2006 



Thursday, July 6, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



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1. Call to Order / Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The regular meeting of the Municipal 
Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) was called to order at 5:34 
p.m., Thursday, July 6, 2006. Daniel Murphy (chair) presided. A quorum was present 
including the following: 

MTA CAC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice 
Chair), Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Norman 
Rolfe, and Daniel Weaver. 

MTA CAC Members absent at Roll Call: Bruce Oka (arrived at 5:44 p.m.) 

MTA CAC Absent: Mary Burns, Emily Drennen, and Dorris Vincent. 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [MUNI] and Department of Parking 
and Traffic [DPT]) Present: Kevin Keck, (Transit Planner), Deborah W. Denison (CIO IT 
Director), Janet Michaelson (MTA CAC - Liaison), and Debra Reed (MTA CAC Secretary). 

Community Representatives Present: Jamison Wieser, and Edward Mason 

2. Adopt the MTA CAC Minutes of June 8, 2006: 

Motion to adopt the MTA CAC minutes for June 2006 by Norman Rolfe. 
2 nd by Bruce Oka 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair), Ferrario (Vice Chair), Cauthen, 
Cimento, Downey, Humphrey, Oka, Perez, Rolfe, and Weaver. 

3. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: 

None 

4. Report of the Chair: Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 
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Many of the MTA CAC members were already serving as members of the newly established 
TEP CAC panel through other organizations, such as S.F. Tomorrow. Of the two seats 
reserved specifically for the MTA CAC, Mr. Murphy had assumed one of the seats with other 
remaining for another CAC member to join. Interested members can contact Mr. Murphy. 

Mr. Murphy, also serving on the Policy Advisory Council, would be giving the MTA CAC a 
report on Policy Advisory meeting scheduled for the 2 nd week of July 2006. 

5. Election of the Chair: 

Norman Rolfe nominated Daniel Murphy as Chairperson for the CAC. 2 nd by Steve Ferrario. 

Since there were no other nominations, Sue Cauthen moved to close the nominations for 

chairperson. 2 nd by Griffith Humphrey. 

Ayes to close nominations - Murphy, Ferrario, Cauthen, Cimento, Downey, Humphrey, Oka, 

Perez, Rolfe, and Weaver. 

Nays - None 

Daniel Murphy for chairperson. Ayes - Murphy, Ferrario, Cauthen, Cimento, Downey, 
Humphrey, Oka, Perez, Rolfe, and Weaver. 
Nays - None 

6. Election of the Vice Chair: 

Griffith Humphrey nominated Steve Ferrario as Vice Chairperson for the CAC. 2 nd by Cesar 
Perez. 

Since there were no other nominations, Dan Weaver moved to close the nominations for 

chairperson. 2 nd by Norman Rolfe. 

Ayes to close nominations - Murphy, Ferrario, Cauthen, Cimento, Downey, Humphrey, Oka, 

Perez, Rolfe, and Weaver. 

Nays - None 

Steve Ferrario for vice chairperson. Ayes - Murphy, Ferrario, Cauthen, Cimento, Downey, 
Humphrey, Oka, Perez, Rolfe, and Weaver. 
Nays - None 

7. Staff Report: Janet Michaelson 

Ms. Michaelson distributed and reviewed that staff report. CAC Information Requests with 
responses from MTA Staff was also distributed. 

Comment from the CAC: 

The result of Joan Downey's information request regarding the bus stop on Lincoln Way at 
9 th Avenue was that the stop was too short to accommodate weekend service's 60-foot 
buses. Mr. Murphy assigned this item for further discussion/action to the PMC. 

Staff-Initiated Items 

8. Transportation Technology Update (Discussion/Action) Debra Denison 

The MTA CAC had been on site tours for both Muni Central Control and DPT's SF-Go Center. 
The CAC was interested in how SF-Go technology would be integrated into the MTA's 

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information infrastructure. Ms. Denison distributed and discussed both the PowerPoint 
presentation Transportation Technology Update dated July 6, 2006 along with the 
handout Transportation Technology Update dated July 2006. 

Questions and Comments from the CAC 

Steve Ferrario: 

How would a person use a parking card? Response: Cards can be purchased in $25 and 
$50 dollar increments at City Hall. The cards are inserted in the Parking Meters and are 
debited in $.25 increments. 

Was the Alcatel monitor discontinued? Response: No, it was out of service for repairs, but 
as of July 12, it was back in service. 

Joan Downey: 

Had PSRs been implemented with Trapeze? Response: Complaint tracking should be 
implemented with Trapeze during 2006. 

Would customers be able to file complaints and commendations using 311? Response: 311 
will be San Francisco's call center for all City departments, including Muni. Complex calls 
would be transferred to the correct department for further processing. When calls are 
transferred, a live voice remains on the line with the caller. 

Had all the buses and trolleys been equipped with GPS for the NextBus map? Response: 
NextBus, Inc. is a subsidiary of Grey Island Systems. Currently the project provides real- 
time based information services on the Muni Metro and 22 Fillmore Lines, 24 & 33 Trolley 
Lines and F-Line historic vehicles. The transponders on some of the Trolley coaches have 
had intermittent problems, which are currently being addressed by the manufacturer. 

Bruce Oka - Could the Smart Card be used on BART within San Francisco city limits at no 
extra cost? Response: The fare issue is an item under discussion between Muni and BART. 

Art Cimento - Asked about the development process in utilizing the system's capabilities, 
and who would be the individual responsible for modifying business practices around new 
applications? Response: Kylie Grenier is the IT Program Manager. Ms. Grenier chairs the 
MTA Application Integration Project Team with members from both the business side and 
the IT side; that meet at least once a month to discuss integration issues, integration 
opportunities, etc. 

Daniel Murphy - asked had there been any consideration given to integrating functions of 
Central Control with DPT's control and dispatch system centralized into SFGo's one location, 
in order for the different levels to talk to each other. Response: SFGo was conceived 
before the merger of Muni with DPT. Currently there is an RFP in the works to look at the 
operations of SFGo and Central Control. 

9. 19 th Avenue/Park Presidio Corridor Plan (Discussion/Action) Kevin Keck 

The MTA and San Francisco County Transportation Authority (TA) had been working 
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seeking to improve safety by implementing measures to slow down traffic, concurrently 
improve the areas around the existing bus stops and improve transit performance. As a 
Caltrans facility, Caltrans must approve plans and ideas for 19th Avenue. Caltrans district 4 
encroachment staff from Sacramento had rejected two bus bulb demonstration projects that 
MTA had proposed, citing that the tire marks on Van Ness Avenue's corner bulbs were 
evidence of vehicular clearance problems that might be expected on 19 th Avenue. While 
Caltrans has been working to integrate a new sense of "Context Sensitive Design" flexibility 
in new design efforts, they felt that the City's proposal to use landscaping and trees, which 
had proven successful in slowing down traffic in other locations, was inappropriate for 19 th 
Avenue. District 4 staffers were sympathetic to our local efforts. They suggested that a 
broader approach be taken involving the community and taking the issue to a higher level 
for negotiations within Caltrans. This effort would likely entail a transfer of some of the 
potential liability for the proposed changes from Caltrans to the City. 

The TA has taken the lead on the next corridor improvement effort and has expanded their 
scope to include Park Presidio. This project would start by integrating some of the data that 
City staff had already collected in support of our previously unsuccessful efforts. This data 
included occupancy surveys and bus ride cause of delays studies, and an analysis of 
dedicated transit lanes. 

The TA has held two well-attended public informational meetings. Nelson Nygaard, Fehr & 
Peers, and David Parisi (PE) have been retained by the TA to provide support in this corridor 
effort. 

While the MTA's initial 19 th Avenue bulb "pilot study" was unsuccessful, the TA has been 
corking closely with Caltrans' plans to update 60-year-old signals. TA requested that the 
new signals include Transit Priority Infra Red detectors to accommodate a planned transit 
priority system for buses operating along 19 th Avenue. 

Questions and Comments from the CAC 

Daniel Murphy: 

Cars parked partly on sidewalks supposedly to avoid getting sideswiped. Had there been 
any consideration given to an engineering solution that would encourage cars to park on the 
street clearing the sidewalks for pedestrian passage? Response: Sidewalk parking had not 
been considered in the corridor plan. 

How would the median be widened? Response: Any plans, whether landscaping, trees, or 
whatever, would be within the curb lines already established. 

Daniel Weaver - Can the City plant trees along 19 th Avenue's sidewalks, which may keep 
cars off the sidewalk? Response: Yes, if they meet Caltrans distance criteria. 

Joan Downey - If DPT ticketed sidewalk-parking violations, perhaps traffic would slow down 
to avoid sideswipe collisions. Sue Cauthen asked if sideswipe collisions were a real problem. 
Response: Perhaps the sideswipe problem may be bigger than reported and there may be 
those drivers that do not want to involve their insurances for such claims. DPT determines 
the areas of sidewalk enforcement. 



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Thursday, July 6, 2006 

Sue Cauthen - Would the speed limit be changed? Response: There had been no 
consideration to changing the 35 MPH limit. 

Council-Initiated Items 

10. Committee Reports: 

See items #11, #12, and #13. 

11. Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Engineering, Maintenance and Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Motion 061406.01: The MTA CAC recommends that the MTA Board develop a decision- 
making protocol for SF-Go and Muni Central Control operations and to coordinate 
with the City and County of San Francisco emergency response protocols; and 
identify staff empowered to make decisions about dynamic integrated responses to 
adverse traffic and transit conditions identified with the use of MTA's new 
information infrastructure. The MTA CAC further recommends that the MTA 
relocate and integrate Muni Central Control and SF-Go at the MTA Headquarters at 
One South Van Ness Avenue to facilitate integration of operations. 

Comments and Questions from the CAC 

After the MTA purchases the property, SF-Go would be moving to One South Van Ness 
Avenue. In view of Central Control needing to upgrade old equipment, the MTA CAC is 
suggesting to merge both departments together during the upgrade. Debra Denison also 
mentioned hiring consultants towards that direction. Recommendation 061406.01 focuses 
on the upgrade and merger of the departments at One South Van Ness Avenue. 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair), Ferrario (Vice Chair), Cauthen, 
Cimento, Downey, Humphrey, Oka, Perez, Rolfe, and Weaver. 

12. Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Engineering, Maintenance and Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Motion 061406.02: The MTA CAC recommends that the Conceptual Engineering Report 
proposed for the Eureka Portals area be undertaken as quickly as feasible. The 
structural integration of the subway, where the Twin Peaks Tunnel joins with the 
Market Street Subway, should be evaluated as part of this Conceptual Engineering 
Report. 

Comments and Questions from the CAC 

In a previous study, significant engineering problems were discovered where the Market 
Street subway and the Twin Peaks tunnels meet. Money seems to be available in the 2006 
Fiscal budget. 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair), Ferrario (Vice Chair), Cauthen, 
Cimento, Downey, Humphrey, Oka, Perez, Rolfe, and Weaver. 

13. Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Planning and Marketing Committee (PMC) 

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Motion 061906.03: WHEREAS, an average of three pedestrians are injured each day 
and more than one pedestrian is killed every other week in San Francisco; and 

WHEREAS, it has been found that countdown signals were effective at preventing 
injuries; and 

WHEREAS, 300 of San Francisco's signalized intersections that do not have 
pedestrian signals include many of the most dangerous intersections for 
pedestrians, including intersections along Van Ness Avenue and 19th Avenue; and 

WHEREAS, MTA staff has estimated that it would cost $21 million to install 
pedestrian countdown signals at all of the signalized intersections that do not 
currently have pedestrian signals (300 intersections at approximately $70,000 per 
intersection), 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the MTA CAC strongly urges the MTA and the 
San Francisco County Transportation Authority to fully fund the installation of 
pedestrian countdown signals across the city within two years, as opposed to over a 
ten-year period as it stands now. 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair), Ferrario (Vice Chair), Cauthen, 
Cimento, Downey, Humphrey, Oka, Perez, Rolfe, and Weaver. 

14. Council Members' Questions and Comments 

Sue Cauthen - A complaint was filed that the MTA was lax following rules in responding to a 
particular request for information regarding the use of bicycles on LRVs. The result was 
that the MTA would revise its policy on handling information requests for public documents. 

Norman Rolfe felt that the MTA CAC should have some input on the Pedestrian Master Plan. 
Mr. Murphy assigned this item to PMC, and to be presented to the MTA CAC. 

Bruce Oka reported that buses were rerouted away from the 4 th of July celebration by 3 
blocks, imposing a hardship on disabled and senior patrons who wanted to attend the 
event. 19 Polk, 47 Van Ness, and 10 Towsend were among the lines that were rerouted. 

Joan Downey was still waiting for a response to her information request regarding signage 
at Forrest Hill Metro Station. Debra Reed, MTA CAC Secretary, will investigate. 

15. Agenda planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively Scheduled: 

Thursday, August 3, 2006, 5:30 p.m., 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 
Conference Room 3074 

♦ Translink 

♦ Service Planning for the T-line 

16. Regular Meeting Date for the MTA CAC (Discussion/Action) 

Sue Cauthen was interested in changing from first Thursdays as MTA CAC's monthly 
meeting date. CAC members will E-mail their availability to Debra Reed, MTA CAC 
Secretary. 

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17. Adjournment: 7:35 p.m. 

Attachments: 

Agenda Item 2 - 

MTA CAC minutes for June 2006 

Agenda Item 7 - 
July Staff Report 
CAC Information Requests with responses from MTA Staff 

Agenda Item 8- 

PowerPoint presentation Transportation Technology Update dated July 6, 2006, and 
Handout Transportation Technology Update dated July 2006 

Agenda Item 9 - 

Map - 19 th Avenue Collisions June 2000 to June 2005 

Map - Park Presidio Boulevard Collisions June 2000 to June 2005 



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Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen 

Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, 

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Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, and Bruce Oka 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, and Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chair), Mary F. Burns, Sue Cauthen, Daniel Murphy, and Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Bruce Oka (Chair), Emily Drennen, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent 



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Thursday, August 3, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. 

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Item 
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Item 

Call to Order/Roll Call 

Adopt Minutes of July 6, 2006 [Attachment] (Discussion/ Action) 

Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council 
not on the agenda. 

Report of the Chair (Discussion) 



Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 

- Staff Report (Discussion) 

Janet Michaelson (MTA CAC Staff Liaison) 

Staff-Initiated Items 

6. Additional State Funds (Discussion/Action) Deb Ward 

7. Translink (Discussion/Action) Joe Speaks 

8. Service Planning for the T line (Discussion/Action) Peter Straus 
Council-Initiated Items 

9. Committee Reports 

Recommendation from a FAC Committee (Discussion/ Action) 
Finance and Administration Committee (FAC) 

Motion 071906.01: The MTA CAC recommends that the MTA consider 
. n instituting free transfers on cable cars. 



The MTA CAC further recommends that the MTA keep cable car fares at or 
below current levels, even if other fare increases are considered and that the MTA 
consider normalizing cable care fares to regular Muni fares as cable car service is 
brought up to the minimum levels mandated by the charter. 

Council Members' Questions and Comments 

Regular Meeting Date for the MTA CAC (Discussion/ Action) 

Agenda planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively Scheduled: 



11. 
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Thursday, September 7, 2006, 5:30pm, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference 
Room 3074 

Adjournment 



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5:33 

5:35 



5:40 
5:45 

5:50 
6:15 
6:40 

7:05 



7:10 



7:15 
7:20 

7:25 

7:30 



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Attachment - Minutes from July 6, 2006 meeting 



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Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) 

FINAL MINUTES 

of 
Regular Meeting 



Thursday, August 3, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



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1. Call to Order / Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The regular meeting of the Municipal 
Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) was called to order at 5:37 
p.m., Thursday, August 3, 2006. Daniel Murphy (chair) presided. A quorum was present 
including the following: 

MTA CAC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice 
Chair), Art Cimento, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, and 
Dorris Vincent. 



MTA CAC Members absent at Roll Call: Mary Burns (arrived at 5:45 p.m.), Bruce Oka 
(arrived at 5:30 p.m.), and Daniel Weaver (arrived at 6:15 p.m.) 

MTA CAC Absent: None. 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [MUNI] and Department of Parking 
and Traffic [DPT]) Present: Janet Michaelson (MTA CAC Liaison), Joe Speaks (MTA , 
Peter Straus (MTA Manager of Service Planning), and Debra Reed (MTA CAC Secretary). 

Community Representatives Present: Edward Mason, Jamison Wieser, and David Pilpel 

2. Adopt the MTA CAC Minutes of July 6, 2006: 

Motion to adopt the MTA CAC minutes for July 2006 by Sue Cauthen with corrections. 
2 nd by Griffith Humphrey 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair), Ferrario (Vice Chair), Cimento, 
Downey, Drennen, Humphrey, Perez, Rolfe, and Vincent). 

3. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: 

Edward Mason reported his dissatisfaction with traffic reroute for the Carnival event. He 
also reported on various service delays he had personally experienced. 




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David Pilpel felt that the past 3 derailments, poor lighting between subway stations along 
with other problems substantiated that the MTA's maintenance department needed a 
deputy general manager. 

4. Report of the Chair: Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 

The MTA CAC's current agenda item #6 will be continued at the September 7, 2006 full CAC 
meeting, because staff was still unprepared to talk about the $33 million in additional State 
funds. The MTA Board would be reviewing it merely as an informational item (no action) 
later this month on August 15, 2006. 

Public Comment 

David Pilpel wanted to remind the CAC that after much discussion, the CAC previously had 
an agreement with the Agency that staff would develop a list of items anticipated over the 
next 6 to 24 months for CAC agenda planning prior to MTA Board review. 

5. Staff Report: 

♦ Ms. Michaelson (MTA CAC Liaison) distributed and reviewed the staff report. 

♦ Upon Emily Drennen's request Ms. Michaelson also provided the CAC with copies of 2005 
Collision Report dated July 19, 2006. 

♦ Debra Reed (CAC Secretary) distributed staff responses to the CAC's June and July 2006 
recommendations along with staff responses to CAC June information requests. 

♦ Peter Straus reviewed the Twin Peaks Tunnel derailment and MTA's interim responding 
accommodations. 

Staff-Initiated Items 

6. Additional State Funds 

Will be continued. See Item #4. 

7. Translink (Discussion/Action) Joe Speaks 

Mr. Speaks distributed copies of the brochure from the MTC marketing department and 
gave an overview of the program's development. Translink would be the regional smart 
card program (a computer card with a chip) used to pay fares. Money could be pre-loaded 
to the card using a machine to process cash or a credit card transaction. Fast Passes could 
also be ordered using Translink. As an alternative, one could also go to the internet or call 
a 1-800 number to sign up for Auto Load, order a monthly fast pass, as well as other 
available options. Participating transit providers would include BART, Muni, AC Transit, 
Golden Gate Transit, SamTrans, VTA, and Caltrain. 

Questions and Comments from the CAC 

Steve Ferrario: 

How would POP personnel verify fare payment? Response: POP personnel would use 
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Thursday, August 3, 2006 

Could Translink cards be used on Cable cars? Response: Cable cars would not be using 
Translink. 

Steve Ferrario: 

When one purchases a card one expects to be able to use the card on transit modes 
including Cable cars. There are also disabled patrons, such as blind disabilities, that would 
have problems with card readers. Mr. Ferrario suggested developing a Flash Card type 
arrangement. Response: Mr. Speaks agreed to research if such scenarios were being 
addressed. 

Art Cimento: 

What are the savings with Translink? Response: Operations costs such as printing costs, 
distribution costs, speed boarding time, cut in transfer abuse, etc. 

Have there been plans for Time-of-Day pricing or Congestion-Based pricing (already 
deployed in Hong Kong and London)? Response: There were no plans of this sort at the 
time. 

Daniel Murphy: 

Mr. Murphy felt that there were still fare policy issues, such as, POP, initial cost for the card, 
etc. He assigned the FAC to agendize the fare policy for discussion and recommendations. 

Public Comment: 

Jamison Wieser: 

Since there would be a $5 fee for the card, would there be a $5 discount such as applied 
when used to purchase a fast pass? Response: There would be a marketing budget where 
discount incentives may be offered at initial roll out, such as, if one signed up for Auto Load, 
etc. 

8. Service Planning for the T line (Discussion/Action) Peter Straus 

Mr. Straus distributed and reviewed both the Muni Planning July 2006 map for 3 rd Street 
Light rail and the map for 9x, 15, 54, J, and N. 

The 3 rd Street Light rail would not be serving China Town, Visitation Valley nor Geneva 
Avenue, since these areas would be served by the 15 line. Enhancements to the 9x line 
have improved service in Visitation Valley area. The 9x would be replacing the map's 15x 
line. The 9x service hours would be extended to Sundays and evenings. For cost savings 
purposes, the N Judah line would change by terminating at Embarcadero, whereas the J 
Church line would change by continuing on to 4 th and King streets. The soft launch of the 
3 rd Street Light rail was planned for January 2007. Full revenue service and line changes 
would follow affective April 1, 2007. 

Mr. Murphy would like to review the new line configurations once service has been in 
operation for a few months. 

Public Comment 

David Pilpel: 

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Mr. Pilpel felt that there was neither public outreach nor notices for public consideration on 
significant service changes. Response: Mr. Straus said that there was a lot of public 
outreach over the last 13 years. He felt that proposals presented by Mr. Pilpel were 
significantly at variance with the MTA's commitments to the public and the community 
outreach process throughout the whole 3 rd Street process. The 9x service with 
recommended expansions being the core of the bus service was in variance with Mr. Pilpel's 
recommendations. After the T line startup on April 1, 2007, lines changes would be 
monitored with the APC capabilities and MTA assumptions revisited for warranted 
adjustments to make sure that the projected capacities were still adequate. Dorris Vincent 
(CAC) requested to review Mr. Pilpel's suggested proposals. 

Council-Initiated Items 

9. Committee Reports 

None 

10. Recommendation from a FAC Committee (Discussion/ Action) 
Finance and Administration Committee (FAC) 

Motion 071906.01: The MTA CAC recommends that the MTA instituting free transfers 
between cable car lines. 

The MTA CAC further recommends that the MTA keep cable car fares at or below 
current levels, even if other fare increases are considered and that the MTA 
consider normalizing cable care fares to regular Muni fares as cable car service is 
brought up to the minimum levels mandated by the charter. 

2 nd by Griffith Humphrey 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair), Ferrario (Vice Chair), Burns, 
Cimento, Downey, Drennen, Humphrey, Oka, Perez, Rolfe, Vincent, and Weaver). 

11. Council Members' Questions and Comments 

Dorris Vincent commented on the unreasonable traffic delays disrupting transit service on 
Ball Game days along 3 rd street near the Ball Park. Steve Ferrario felt that the problem 
would be greatly alleviated upon the reopening of the 4 th Street Bridge in September 2006 
along the new route for the 3 rd Street light rail in 2007. Mr. Murphy would like to review the 
associated line configurations once the T-line service has been in operation for a few 
months. 

Dan Weaver commented regarding the list of proposed NextBus locations attached to July's 
information requests, that 4 out of 5 handicapped platforms along the K Ingleside line from 
Balboa BART station to the West Portal station would not be outfitted with NextBus. While 
it is true that these platforms have no electricity, they warrant NextBus since they are major 
Muni stops. Mr. Murphy assigned the concern to EMSC. 

Mary Burns expressed concern that the automated computer had been down for 3 
consecutive days delaying railcars in and out of West Portal. (Possibly July 27-28) This 
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with several attached communiques addressed to Mr. Ford from Rescue Muni involving 
similar complaints. Mr. Murphy assigned the concern to EMSC. 

Joan Downey: 

♦ Ms. Downey commented regarding NextBus, that the response from Central Control to 
the information request number 060706-7 appears to contradict Deb Denison's response 
to the recommendation number 061406.1. Debra Reed agreed to have the staff 
reconcile their responses. Mr. Murphy requested that Executive Director Nathaniel P. 
Ford, Sr. along with the new CIO should also be made aware of staff's discord on the 
use of NextBus. 

♦ Ms. Downey was still waiting for a response from DPT regarding several incidents 
involving an alleged Handicap Placard abuser. Janet Michaelson agreed to follow up on 
the response. 

♦ A neighbor upon receiving his 2 nd citation for Residential Parking Permit (RPP) violation 
pointed out to the citing parking control officer (PCO) his J permit displayed on his truck. 
However the PCO refused to void the citation, stating that he had already wrote the 
ticket. Ms. Downey wanted to know could PCOs void citations? Also, for PCOs issuing 
unusual amounts of erroneous citations would that information be noted in their 
personnel file? Janet Michaelson agreed to follow up on the responses. 

Public Comment 

David Pilpel: 

Mr. Pilpel's comment regarding Ms. Burns statement was inaudible. Mr. Murphy recapped 
that there was a settlement between Muni and Alcatel regarding ATCS. Part of the 
settlement included a list of commitments for Alcatel to improve the system. Mr. Murphy 
assigned the concern to EMSC. 

12. Regular Meeting Date for the MTA CAC (Discussion/Action) 

The result of the survey for CAC members regarding member availability for a date change 
for the regular full CAC meeting substantiated that the first Thursday of the month 
remained the best possible choice for the majority of the CAC members. Therefore the full 
MTA CAC would continue to meet on 1 st Thursdays as the regular meeting date. 

13. Agenda planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively Scheduled: 

Thursday, September 7, 2006, 5:30 p.m., 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 
Conference Room 3074 

♦ A guest speaker from the MTA Board 

14. Adjournment: 8:00 p.m. 

Attachments: 

Agenda Item 2 - MTA CAC minutes for July 2006 

Agenda Item 7 - Brochure - Introducing Translink (printed 6/06) 



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Thursday, September 7, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. 

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Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, 

Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, 

Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, and Daniel Weaver 

(2 Vacancies) 

Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, and Bruce Oka 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, and Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chair), Mary F. Burns, Sue Cauthen, Daniel Murphy, and Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Bruce Oka (Chair), Emily Drennen, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent 



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Call to Order/Roll Call 

Adopt Minutes of August 3, 2006 (Discussion/Action) 

Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council 
not on the agenda. 

Report of the Chair (Discussion) 
Steve Ferrario (MTA CAC Vice Chair) 

Staff Report (Discussion) 

Janet Michaelson (MTA CAC Staff Liaison) 

Staff-Initiated Items 

6. Update on Strategic Planning (Discussion/Action) Marisa Espinosa 

7. State Transit Assistance Funds (STA) (Discussion/ Action) Marisa Espinosa 

8. FY07 Agency Goals (Discussion/Action) Marisa Espinosa 

9. New Bus Shelter Designs (Discussion/ Action) Stephen Shinn - CBS Outdoor 
Council-Initiated Items 

10. Committee Reports 

Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/ Action) Operations & 
Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Motion 082106.01: Whereas the light rail vehicles (LRV) and streetcars are too 
often delayed because of illegally parked cars; and 



11, 



12. 



Whereas Muni's Central Control procedure in handling such delays by first calling 
an inspector and then having the inspector call a tow truck means further delays; 

The MTA CAC recommends that 1 . Physical barriers be installed so that cars 
cannot park in spaces that block LRVs and streetcars (for example, both inbound 
and outbound at Carl and Cole); 2. When LRVs and streetcars are delayed because 
of illegally parked cars, Central Control will call both the inspector and a tow 
truck immediately. 

Council Members' Questions and Comments 

Agenda planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively Scheduled: 



13. Thursday, October 5, 2006, 5:30pm, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 



14. 



Conference Room 3074 
Adjournment 



Estimated 
Time 

5:30 

5:33 

5:35 
5:40 
5:45 

5:50 
6:10 
6:30 
6:45 

7:05 



7:15 



7:20 



7:25 



7:30 



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Attachments: 

Agenda Item #2 

Attachment - Minutes from August 3, 2006 meeting 

NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 
100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave, 7th Floor, during regular business hours. 



Disability Access 

This Meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, San Francisco. From 
the 1st floor lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and MUNI Metro station is Civic 
Center. Accessible MUNI bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47- 
Van Ness, 49-Van Ness/Mission, and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic 
Streetcar Service). For more information about MUNI accessible services, call 415-923-6142. There is 
accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. The Civic Center 
Garage, entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets, includes 
bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A 
bicycle rack is located outside the main entrance to 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place. The Civic Center 
Garage (entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes 
bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) please contact 
Debra Reed (Council Secretary) at (415) 701-4666 at least two business days before the meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental 
illness, multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to 
accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
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Commissions, boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the 
peoples* business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that 
Citj operations arc open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 

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are posted on MUNI's Web site at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices of meetings and agendas, and 
minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government 
Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco 
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at 
Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 
94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415-554-7854 or by e-mail at 
frank_darby@ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. 
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http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

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Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action 
may be required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to 
register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the 
Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 
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City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) 

FINAL MINUTES DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

Regular Meeting QCT _ 3 20 07 

SAN FRANCISCO 
Thursday, September 7, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. PUBLIC library 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 
San Francisco, California 



1. Call to Order / Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The regular meeting of the Municipal 
Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) was called to order at 5:35 
p.m., Thursday, September 7, 2006. Steve Ferrario (vice chair) presided. A quorum was 
present including the following: 

MTA CAC Members Present at Roll Call: Steve Ferrario (Vice Chair), Art Cimento, Joan 
Downey, Griffith Humphrey, Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Daniel Weaver, and 
Jamison Wieser. 

MTA CAC Members absent at Roll Call: Dorris Vincent, arrived at 5:37 p.m. 

MTA CAC Absent: Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, and Emily Drennen. 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [MUNI] and Department of Parking 
and Traffic [DPT]) Present: Janet Michaelson (MTA CAC Liaison), Marisa Espinosa (MTA 
- Manager, Strategic Policy Initiatives), and Debra Reed (MTA CAC Secretary). 

Community Representatives Present: Edward Mason 

2. Adopt the MTA CAC Minutes of August 3, 2006: 

Motion to adopt the MTA CAC minutes for August 2006 by Joan Downey. 
2 nd by Griffith Humphrey 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Ferrario (Vice Chair), Cimento, Downey, Humphrey, 
Oka, Perez, Rolfe, Vincent, Weaver, and Wieser). 

3. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: 

None 

4. Report of the Chair: Steve Ferrario (MTA CAC Vice Chair) 

Mr. Ferrario welcomed the new CAC member Jamison Wieser's having received his 
appointment letter dated September 6, 2006 from Mayor Gavin Newsom. Mr. Wieser's 




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Thursday, September 7, 2006 

swearing-in ceremony was to take place in the Mayor's office on Tuesday, September 12, 
2006. 

The MTA Strategic Planning Workshop date was changed from the September 22, 2006 to 
Tuesday, September 26, 2006. The location was to be on the 2 nd floor at 1 So. Van Ness 
Avenue, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Mr. Ferrario encouraged the CAC's attendance and 
full support. 

5. Staff Report: Janet Michaelson 

Ms. Michaelson reviewed the staff report and staff appointments. 
Staff-Initiated Items 

6. Update on Strategic Planning (Discussion/ Action) Marisa Espinosa 

Ms. Espinosa announced the change in the date for the Strategic Planning meeting 
(featuring board governance), to September 26, 2006 to be followed by a followed by a full 
kick-off meeting in November (date to be announced). Strategic Planning is an agency wide 
project, a series of foundation-building workshops, planning for MTA's future over the next 
5 to 10 years, with input from the CAC, the public, and staff. 

Questions and Comments from the CAC 

Dorris Vincent commented that the MTA should reach out to bus drivers to be included in 
these workshops; they contribute valuable insight. Response: Drivers are not permitted to 
be members of the CAC due to conflict of interest. Ms. Downey commented that drivers 
could still attend as citizens. 

7. State Transit Assistance Funds (STA) (Discussion/Action) Marisa Espinosa 

STA is a one-time fund. Ms. Espinosa distributed and reviewed a presentation and list of 
projects, based on $54 million in STA funds to be received in FY07 (the initial $21 million 
was budgeted as part of the FY07 process and $33 million was unanticipated resulting from 
$22 million in spill-over funds of gasoline tax designated for transit properties, $9 million 
State deficit loan repayment from Governor Schwartzenegger, and $2 million from STA base 
line amount). 

Proposed projects included criteria of safety, customer service, system reliability, 
productivity and enhance MTA financial stability by investments to improve revenue 
generating or reduce deficits. 

♦ $10 million for 3 rd Street Capital shortfall that could be used for both Operations and 
Capital. 

♦ $10 million for FY08 Operating budget deficit for additional anticipated labor increase 
costs, such as retirement, fuel costs, etc. 

♦ $13 million for improvements to safety, customer service, system reliability, and 
productivity initiatives. 



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Thursday, September 7, 2006 

Questions and Comments from the CAC 

Joan Downey recalled the Carl Street replacement project that had been pushed back since 
FY02. 

Art Cimento expressed disappointment that the funds would be applied to the Operating 
budget, yet basic priorities of Muni's systems are not being addressed. Muni's 70% on-time 
performance was in dire need of improvement, with increasing service problems, and 
constant money being taken away preventative maintenance. The $33 million should be 
applied to materially improving the performance of the system, countdown signals, rail 
improvement, signage at bus stops, bunching of streetcars, etc. Mr. Cimento suggested to 
1) get ride of the $10 million directed to the Operating budget 2) to review past minutes to 
re-introduce recommendations that had previously been deferred or dismissed due to 
budget limitations, and 3) come up with a list to discuss with Mr. Ford. 

Jamison Wieser expressed that he did not see any TEP 08 projects included in the list of 
items for funding. 

Ms. Espinosa replied that the list of projects was preliminary. Projects were yet being 
applied toward current funds. MTA sees improving reliability as top priority. 

MTA CAC did not feel that $10 million should go to the Operating budget. The CAC's 
subcommittees will discuss and reintroduce previous recommendations for MTA 
consideration. 

8. FY07 Agency Goals (Discussion/Action) Marisa Espinosa 

Ms. Espinosa distributed and reviewed a drafted list of proposed MTA Goals for FY07 for 
feedback from the CAC. The list was separate from the list associated with the $33 million 
STA funds. The list would be presented at the MTA Board of Directors' meeting on 
September 19, 2006. 

Questions and Comments from the CAC 

Jamison Wieser commented that many of the goals were very vague, general, and seem 
more like mission statements. Example: "improve movement of people." As written, they 
could all fall under more than one goal. Ideally items should be categorized and tailored to 
singular goals. Response: Ms. Espinosa agreed. As a work in progress, he felt a measure 
of confidence that through the Strategic Planning Workshop project, many of the goals 
could be paired or more refined. 

9. New Bus Shelter Designs (Discussion/Action) Stephen Shinn - CBS Outdoor 

Mr. Shinn was unable to attend. This item will be continued. 
Council-Initiated Items 

10. Committee Reports: 

See item #11. 

11. Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) Operations & 
Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

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Thursday, September 7, 2006 

Motion 082106.01: Whereas the light rail vehicles (LRV) and streetcars are too often 
delayed because of illegally parked cars; and 

Whereas Muni's Central Control procedure in handling such delays by first calling 
an inspector and then having the inspector call a tow truck means further delays; 

The MTA CAC recommends that 1) Physical barriers be installed so that cars 
cannot park in spaces that block LRVs and streetcars (for example, both inbound 
and outbound at Carl and Cole streets, also Duboce and Noe streets) 2) When 
LRVs and streetcars are delayed because of illegally parked cars, Central Control 
will call both the inspector and a tow truck immediately. 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Ferrario (Vice Chair), Cimento, Downey, Humphrey, Oka, 
Perez, Rolfe, Vincent, Weaver, and Wieser). 

12. Council Members' Questions and Comments: 

♦ Debra Reed distributed MTA staff responses to CAC questions from August 2006. 

♦ Dan Weaver asked: Will Caltrans reimburse the City and County for the 67 officers from 
DPT and SFPD who worked over the Labor Day weekend during the Bay Bridge 
eastbound closure? Were these DPT PCOs the people who would normally be on-call for 
service in San Francisco, or were these PCOs in addition to the regular weekend staff? 
Response from Janet Michaelson: The PCOs were in addition to normal staffing. 
CalTrans would reimburse the City at approximately $60.00 per hr per officer and 
$72.00 per hr per supervisor. 

♦ Dorris Vincent wanted to reach the TEP Group. Debra Reed agreed to 

13. Agenda Planning for October 5, 2006 Meeting: 

Thursday, October 5, 2006, 5:30pm, at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

14. Adjournment: 7:40 p.m. 

Attachments: 

Agenda Item 2 - MTA CAC minutes for August 2006 
Agenda Item 5 - 

♦ Staff Report from August 

♦ Memorandum - Labor Day Weekend eastbound Bay Bridge closure, dated 
09/06/06 

♦ Article from SFGate http://www.sfsate.com dated 09/05/06 - BAY AREA Bridge low 
deck 

♦ Article from SFGate http://www.sfsate.com dated 09/05/06 - Caltrans reopens 
eastbound Bay Bridge 

Agenda Item 6 - PowerPoint presentation - State Transit Assistance Funds (MTA 

Proposal to Citizens' Advisory Committee 
Agenda Item 7 - Division Requesting Project, a list of proposed projects for STA funds 

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Thursday, September 7, 2006 

Agenda Item 8 - FY07 Proposed MTA Goals 

Agenda Item 12 - Staff Responses to CAC Information Requests, September 7, 2006 






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Notice of Location Change 

Special Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Tuesday, September 26, 2006 at 9:00 a.m. 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
SEP 1 2 2006 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 

15-07-06A09:39 RCVD 
,nd 



1 South Van Ness Avenue, Atrium Conference Room, 2 Floor 

San Francisco, California 

Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, 

Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, 

Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, and Daniel Weaver 

(2 Vacancies) 



Notice of Location Change 

The Citizens' Advisory Council will be attending a special meeting with 

the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Atrium Conference Room, on the 2 nd Floor 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying 
at 1 South Van Ness Ave, 7 th floor, during regular business hours. 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

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City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

AGENDA 

Notice of Special Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Tuesday, September 26 2006 at 9:00 a.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Atrium Conference Room, 2 nd Floor 

San Francisco, California 

The Municipal Transportation Agency's Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) will be 

participating in a Special Meeting with the 

MTA Executive Director, Board of Directors and MTA Staff. (Discussion/Action) 

Please see the September 26, 2006 Special Meeting Notice and Agenda posted for the 

Municipal Transportation Agency and Parking Authority Board of Directors 

posted on the web page for the Municipal Transportation Agency (MTA) Board, 

also copied below 



MTA Board September 26, 2006, agenda 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

AND PARKING AUTHORITY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING AND CALENDAR 

Tuesday, September 26, 2006 

1 South Van Ness Ave. 2nd Floor 

Atrium Conference Room 

SPECIAL MEETING 
9:00 A.M. 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Michael Kasolas, Vice Chairman 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Wil Din 

Peter Mezey 

Tom Nolan 

Leah Shahum 

Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 

9:00 -SPECIAL MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

SPECIAL CALENDAR 

5. Discussion of MTA Board governance and best practices including goals and objectives, 
function, oversight roles and responsibilities, effectiveness, structure and internal and 
external relationships. 

6. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 

action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 

Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 

more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 

581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 

site: sfqov.org/ethics . 



Disability Access 

This Meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Atrium Conference Room on the 2 nd floor, San Francisco. 
From the 1st floor lobby, take the elevator to the 2 nd floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and MUNI Metro station is Civic Center. Accessible 
MUNI bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49-Van Ness/Mission, 
and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more information about 
MUNI accessible services, call 415-923-6142. There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of 
the meeting location. The Civic Center Garage, entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and 
Larkin Streets, includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is located 
outside the main entrance to 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side 
of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) please contact Debra 
Reed (Council Secretary) at (415) 701-4666 at least two business days before the meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple 
chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be 
sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures 
that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and copying at 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th floor, during regular business hours. Notices of Meetings and Agendas are posted on 
MUNI's Web site at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices of meetings and agendas, and minutes are available at the 
San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative 
Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 
Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415- 
554-7854 or by e-mail at frank darby@ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Darby or by 
printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be 
required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report 
lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van 
Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their 
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SAN FRANCISCO 
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Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, October 5, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California io-o?-0 6poi :32 rcvd 

Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, 

Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, 
Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver, and 

Jamison Wieser 
(1 Vacancy) 

Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, and Bruce Oka 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, and Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chair), Mary F. Burns, Sue Cauthen, Daniel Murphy, and Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Bruce Oka (Chair), Emily Drennen, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

©(415) 701-4666 FAX (415) 701-4502 




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Municipal Transportation Agency 
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AGENDA 
Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, October 5, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



Item# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Adopt Minutes of September 7, 2006 (Discussion/Action) 


5:33 


3. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction 
of the Council not on the agenda. 


5:35 


4. 


Report of the Chair 

Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 


5:40 


5. 


Staff Report (Discussion) 

Justin True (MTA CAC Staff Liaison) 


, 5:45 


Staff-Initiated Items 


6. 


Guest Speaker from the MTA Board 
Director Leah Shahum, (Discussion/ Action) 


5:50 


7. 


New Bus Shelter Designs 

Stephen Shinn - CBS Outdoor (Discussion/Action) 


6:20 


Council-Initiated Items 


8. 


Committee Reports (Discussion) 


7:00 


9. 


Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Operations and Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Motion 091806.01: WHEREAS uneven sequencing of Metro trains causes 
both crush loading of vehicles and underutilization of vehicles, 

The MTA CAC recommends that the MTA aggressively manually re- 
sequence outbound trains at the Embarcadero station to assure 
appropriate and even levels of service on all 6 Metro lines. The MTA 
CAC believes that the additional labor costs would be justified by the 
increase in efficiency gained from dynamically sequencing. 

The MTA CAC further recommends that the MTA seek to negotiate 


7:10 





work rules that make dynamic line re-sequencing easier. 




10. 


Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Engineering, Maintenance and Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Motion 092106.02: The MTA CAC recommends that the MTA use the State 
Transit Assistance STA windfall dollars be used for one-time capital 
funding only and not for operating budget. 

The MTA CAC further recommends that the State Transit Assistance 
windfall dollars for the following projects: 

(1) $11 million for 3rd Street budget over-runs and capital additions 

(2) $11 million for Muni-Metro interior stations (cleaning, 
repainting, re-lamping, relighting to meet standards, re-baluster, 
as well as replacing station entrance gates) 

(3) $11 million divided as follows: 

(a) $6 million for Nabbi half-life retrofits 

(b) $2 million for ADA chair-lifts on Nabbi buses and/or at 5 
mechanical lift stations in the Metro system 

(c) $3 million for passenger improvements at City College and/or 
other key stops to encourage evening and bad weather use of 
Muni Metro in the City. 

The MTA CAC recommends in summary that the spending of these 
dollars should be for improvements that passengers can see and 
benefit from. The MTA CAC requests a report on specific 
expenditure plans as they are developed. 


7:15 


11. 


Council Members' Questions and Comments (Discussion) 


7:20 


12. 


Agenda planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively 
Scheduled: 

Thursday, November 2, 2006, 5:30 p.m., 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 
Conference Room 3074 (Discussion) 


7:25 


13. 


Adjournment 


7:30 



Attachments: 

Agenda Item #2 

Attachment - Minutes from September 7, 2006 meeting 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public 
Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website 
at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public 
inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave, 7 th Floor, during regular business 
hours. 



Disability Access 

This Meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, San Francisco. From the 1st floor 
lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and MUNI Metro station is Civic Center. Accessible 
MUNI bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49-Van Ness/Mission, 
and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more information about 
MUNI accessible services, call 415-923-6142. There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of 
the meeting location. The Civic Center Garage, entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and 
Larkin Streets, includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is located 
outside the main entrance to 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side 
of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) please contact Debra 
Reed (Council Secretary) at (415) 701-4666 at least two business days before the meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple 
chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be 
sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures 
that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and copying at 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th floor, during regular business hours. Notices of Meetings and Agendas are posted on 
MUNI's Web site at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices of meetings and agendas, and minutes are available at the 
San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative 
Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 
Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415- 
554-7854 or by e-mail at frank darby@ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Darby or by 
printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be 
required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report 
lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van 
Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their 
website at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 




City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) 



FINAL MINUTES 

of 
Regular Meeting 



Thursday, October 5, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
JAN - 9 2007 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



1. Call to Order / Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The regular meeting of the Municipal 
Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) was called to order at 5:34 
p.m., Thursday, October 5, 2006. Daniel Murphy (chair) presided. A quorum was present 
including the following: 

MTA CAC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice 
Chair), Joan Downey, Griffith Humphrey, Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Daniel 
Weaver, and Jamison Wieser. 

MTA CAC Absent: Sue Cauthen, Mary Burns, Art Cimento, Emily Drennen, and Dorris 
Vincent. 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [MUNI] and Department of Parking 
and Traffic [DPT]) Present: Director Leah Shahum (MTA Board), Diana Hammons (MTA 
CAC Liaison), Sanali Bose (MTA CFO), and Debra Reed (MTA CAC Secretary). 

CBS Outdoors: Stephen Shinn (Vice President - Transit Business Development) 

Community Representatives Present: Edward Mason 

2. Adopt the MTA CAC Minutes of September 7, 2006: 

Motion to adopt the MTA CAC minutes for September 2006 by Dan Weaver with word 
change. 

2 nd by Cesar Perez 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair), Ferrario (Vice Chair), Downey, 

Humphrey, Oka, Perez, Rolfe, Weaver, and Wieser). 

3. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: 

See Item 11 

4. Report of the Chair: Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 




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Thursday, October 5, 2006 

Mr. Murphy attended the MTA Governance session, September 26, 2006. The MTA 
workshop was scheduled during the month of November 2006. 

Mr. Murphy introduced the new director/CFO Sanali Bose. Ms. Bose challenged the CAC to 
list their top priorities by November's CAC meeting. 

5. Staff Report: Diana Hammons 

The staff report was previously E-mailed to the CAC members. Ms. Hammons reviewed 
State legislation SB1749, which the MTA initiated to decriminalize fare evasion and other 
Muni related violations in order to authorize local jurisdiction. 

Mr. Murphy announced that Debra Denison would give a presentation on the Service 
Standards at November's CAC meeting. 

Public Comment: 

Edward Mason suggested adding audible and marquee announcements advising people not 
to put their feet on the seats. 

Staff-Initiated Items 

6. Guest Speaker from the MTA Board - MTA Director Leah Shaun 

Ms. Shahum was appointed by Mayor Newsom to the MTA Board of Directors in May 2006. 
Ms. Shahum's background included previously serving on the Golden Gate Board of 
Directors. She had been serving as the Executive Director of the Bicycle Coalition. Ms. 
Shahum would like to see the MTA develop firmer organizational strategic goals with input 
from the CAC. Also she would like the community to feel more engaged in what the MTA is 
doing as well as making the MTA more accountable to the community. 

Questions from the CAC 

Joan Downey was perplexed that with all the CAC efforts and recommendations regarding 
sidewalk parking that DPT continued to be reluctant in enforcing the prohibition. Response: 
Ms. Shahum suggested inviting DPT's new Deputy Chief to the CAC. The Complete Streets 
vision should include wider and cleaner sidewalks, which would include anything blocking 
sidewalks for pedestrians, wheelchair users, strollers, etc. 

Bruce Oka dodges bicyclist riding on sidewalks every day. Mr. Oka also mentioned the 
ongoing struggle with BART to include the senior and disabled patrons to use their Muni fast 
passes for BART rides within San Francisco's city limits. Response: The Senior Action 
Network committee works with the Bicycle Coalition for sidewalk safety. The MTA had been 
working on making streets safer for bicycles and using signage. 

Public Comment: 

Edward Mason reported 2 incidents of risky behavior of individuals ridding bicycles. Laws 
are there to protect the safety of everyone. 

7. New Shelter Designs - Stephen Shinn with CBS Outdoors 

Mr. Shinn distributed an overview along with pictures of various bus-shelter designs. CBS 
Outdoors, formerly known as Viacom, also known as Infinity Outdoor, Outdoor System and 

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Thursday, October 5, 2006 

Gannet Outdoor, was the holder of the contract with MTA for currently 1,150 various bus 
shelters throughout the City since 1987. Mr. Shinn invited CAC input for shelter designs. 

Comments and Questions from the CAC 

Steve Ferrario: 

Mr. Ferrario asked about the history of flip seats designed to provide seating for patrons 
while discouraging loitering. Response: A law code had been posted in shelters thus 
allowing Police to arrest people found loitering. 

Dan Weaver: 

Sidewalks are often peppered with utility boxes and various other types of sidewalk 
furniture. Mr. Weaver suggested as an example, collocating a telephone company switch 
box with the new design. 

Mr. Weaver suggested modular shelters should be included in planned changes. Some of 
the areas were busier than others. Response: Muni has a few historic shelters. CBS 
worked with Muni for basic shelters designs, since CBS was not in the business of passenger 
counting. The 8-foot was designed for residential areas with no advertisement. Then there 
were 12-foot and 16-foot bus shelters designed for heavier boarding areas. 22-foot shelters 
were placed along Market Street. 

Shelters themselves were kept very pristine, however there needed to be a more effective 
way to maintain the surrounding ground areas. Also there should be a way to contact CBS 
to report shelter problems. Response: All the shelters should have CBS maintenance 
contact information, which is 415-882-4949. 

Norman Rolfe: 

Maps were difficult to read at night due to dim lighting. Mr. Rolfe suggested better lighting. 

Pay phones are needed for emergencies because everybody does not have cellular phones. 

Some of the maps were placed over seating areas, resulting in people standing over seated 
patrons in order to study Muni maps. Mr. Rolfe suggested moving the maps to more open 
areas of the shelters for easy viewing. 

Jamison Wieser suggested: 

♦ Island shelters were difficult to supply power from electrical lines. Solar Power paneling 
was a popular alternative used in other cities. 

♦ Muni logos and line designations were missing on some of the shelters. 

♦ Multi-line digital messaging on NextBus displays, i.e. Muni news, timing for the next bus, 
etc. 

♦ Polarized glass to protect posters from fading. 
Joan Downey: 



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Citizens' Advisory Council 
FINAL Minutes of Regular Meeting 
Thursday, October 5, 2006 

Ticket machines installed at heavy boarding areas. Response: ATT canceled its phone 
booth service for bus shelters that were originally design to house payphones, so ticket 
machines are a possible alternative for the now vacant phone panel area. 

Ms. Downey suggested that the etching designs include the Muni logo and that the designs 
vary from neighborhood to neighborhood. 

Public Comment: 

Edward Mason suggested southerly directional panels to protect patrons from the rain. He 
also suggested that some consideration be given to ventilation during hot days. 

Council-Initiated Items 

8. Committee Reports: 

See Items 9 and 10 

9. Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Operations and Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Motion 091806.01: WHEREAS uneven sequencing of Metro trains causes both crush 
loading of vehicles and underutilization of vehicles, 

The MTA CAC recommends that the MTA manually re-sequence outbound trains in 
an aggressive manner at the Embarcadero station to assure appropriate and even 
levels of service on all 6 Metro lines. The MTA CAC believes that the additional 
labor costs would be justified by the increase in efficiency gained from dynamically 
sequencing. 

The MTA CAC further recommends that the MTA seek to negotiate work rules that 
make dynamic line re-sequencing easier. 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair), Ferrario (Vice Chair), Downey, 
Humphrey, Oka, Perez, Rolfe, Weaver, and Wieser). 

10. Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Engineering, Maintenance and Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Motion 092106.02: The MTA CAC recommends that the MTA use the State Transit 

Assistance STA windfall dollars for one-time capital funding only and not for the 
operating budget. 

The MTA CAC further recommends that the State Transit Assistance windfall 
dollars be utilized for the following projects: 

(1) $11 million for 3rd Street budget over-runs and capital additions 

(2) $11 million for Muni-Metro interior stations (cleaning, repainting, re-lamping, 
relighting to meet standards, re-signing, re-ballasting, as well as replacing 
station entrance gates) 

(3) $11 million divided as follows: 

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(b) $2 million for ADA chair-lifts on NABI buses and/or at 5 mechanical lift 
stations in the Muni system 

(c) $3 million for passenger improvements at City College and/or other key 
stops to encourage evening and bad weather use of Muni Metro in the 
City. 

The MTA CAC recommends in summary that the spending of these dollars should 
be for improvements that passengers can see and benefit from. The MTA CAC 
requests a report on specific expenditure plans as they are developed. 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair), Ferrario (Vice Chair), Downey, 
Humphrey, Oka, Perez, Rolfe, Weaver, and Wieser). 

11. Council Members' Questions and Comments (Discussion) 
Information requests from September were distributed. 
The following were new Information requests: 

Norman Rolfe: 

Pedestrian signal (a scramble system) on the northwest corner of Montgomery and 
Sutter streets has been twisted around, misaligned and partially blocks the signal 
for pedestrians crossing Montgomery Street on the North side. 

Joan Downey: 

Why would DPT refuses to take complaints about parking violation without a 
precise address? Daniel Murphy assigned the question to the OCSC committee. 

Ms. Downey was dissatisfied with the response to the previous information request 
#060907-07. Debra Reed (MTA CAC Secretary) explained that the response 
provided was an abbreviation of the original full response. She will E-mail the full 
response to the CAC members for their review. 

Public: 

Edward Mason: 

Mr. Mason reported graffiti near the tunnel area over the in-bound track at Duboce 
and Church streets should be cleaned. 

Mr. Mason also asked if the audible and marquee announcements could include an 
admonishment for people not to put feet on seats. 

12. Agenda planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively Scheduled: 

Thursday, November 2, 2006, 5:30 p.m., 1 South Van Ness Avenue Conference Room 3074 
(Discussion) 

Service Standards 

13. Adjournment: 7:30 p.m. 

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Citizens' Advisory Council 
FINAL Minutes of Regular Meeting 
Thursday, October 5, 2006 

Attachments: 

Agenda Item 2 - 

MTA CAC minutes for September 2006 

Agenda Item 5- 

Staff Report for September 

Summary Report on the Special Board Workshop on Governance, October 2, 2006 

4 th Quarter FY 2006 Service Standards 

Proposition 42 - Protection and Infrastructure Bond Package for November 2006 

Ballot 

Agenda Item 7 - 

CBS Overview and proposed shelter designs 



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City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 



Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, November 2, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 

Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, 

Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, 
Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver, and 

Jamison Wieser 
■3 (1 Vacancy) 



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Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, and Bruce Oka 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, and Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chair), Mary F. Burns, Sue Cauthen, Daniel Murphy, and Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Bruce Oka (Chair), Emily Drennen, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent 

DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
OCT 3 1 2006 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 

10-31 -06A08 : 02 RCVD 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

»(415) 701-4666 FAX (415) 701-4502 




SAN FRANCISCO 




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City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

AGENDA 

Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, November 2, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



Item # 


Item 


1 Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Adopt Minutes of October 5, 2006 [Attachment] 
(Discussion/Action) 


5:33 


3. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction 
of the Council not on the agenda. 


5:35 


4. 


Report of the Chair (Discussion) 
Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 


5:40 


5. 


Staff Report (Discussion) 

Janet Michaelson (MTA CAC Staff Liaison) 


5:45 


Staff-Initiated Items 


6. 


Strategic Planning Workshop Update (Discussion/Action) 

Marisa Espinosa 


5:50 


7. 


Service Standards Update (Discussion/Action) 
Debra Denison 


6:15 


Council-Initiated Items 


8. 


Committee Reports 


6:45 


9. 


Council Members' Questions and Comments 


6:50 


10. 


Agenda planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively 
Scheduled: 

Thursday, December 7, 2006, 5:30pm, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 

Conference Room 3074 


6:55 


11. 


Adjournment 


7:00 



Attachments: 



Agenda Item #2 

Attachment - Minutes from October 5, 2006 meeting 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public 
Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website 
at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public 
inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave, 7 th Floor, during regular business 
hours. 



Disability Access 

This Meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, San Francisco. From the 1st floor 
lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and MUNI Metro station is Civic Center. Accessible 
MUNI bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49-Van Ness/Mission, 
and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more information about 
MUNI accessible services, call 415-923-6142. There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of 
the meeting location. The Civic Center Garage, entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and 
Larkin Streets, includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is located 
outside the main entrance to 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side 
of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) please contact Debra 
Reed (Council Secretary) at (415) 701-4666 at least two business days before the meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple 
chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be 
sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures 
that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and copying at 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th floor, during regular business hours. Notices of Meetings and Agendas are posted on 
MUNI's Web site at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices of meetings and agendas, and minutes are available at the 
San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative 
Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 
Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415- 
554-7854 or by e-mail at frank darby(5)ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Darby or by 
printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be 
required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report 
lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van 
Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their 
website at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 



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City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

NOV - 2 2006 
Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for " SAN FRANCISCO 

^ ° 3 Thursday, November 2, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. PUBLIC library 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

I 2 / San Francisco, California 

i i 11-02-06P12:59 RCVD 

Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, 

Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, 
Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver, and 

Jamison Wieser 
(1 Vacancy) 

Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, and Bruce Oka 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, and Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chair), Mary F. Burns, Sue Cauthen, Daniel Murphy, and Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Bruce Oka (Chair), Emily Drennen, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent 

The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7th Floor- San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

Phone (415) 701-4666 FAX (415) 701-4502 



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City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

AGENDA 

Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, November 2, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



Item 

# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


5:30 


2- : 


Adopt Minutes of October 5, 2006 [Attachment] 
(Discussion/Action) 


5:33 


3. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the 
jurisdiction of the Council not on the agenda. 


5:35 


4. 


Report of the Chair (Discussion) 
Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 


5:40 

; 
I 

[ 
I 


5. 


Staff Report (Discussion) 

Janet Michaelson (MTA CAC Staff Liaison) 


5:45 


Staff-Initiated Items 


7. 


Strategic Planning Workshop Update (Discussion/Action) 
Marisa Espinosa 


5:50 


8. 


Service Standards Update (Discussion/Action) Debra 
Denison 


6:15 


Council-Initiated Items 


9. 


Committee Reports 


6:45 


10. 


Council Members' Questions and Comments 


6:50 


11. 


Agenda planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively 
Scheduled: 

Thursday, December 7, 2006, 5:30 pm, 1 South Van Ness 
Avenue, Conference Room 3074 


6:55 


12. 


Adjournment 


7:00 



Attachments: 



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Agenda Item #2 

Attachment - Minutes from October 5, 2006 meeting 

NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public 
Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at 
www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public 
inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave, 7th Floor, during regular business hours. 

Disability Access 

This Meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, San 
Francisco. From the 1st floor lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and MUNI Metro station is 
Civic Center. Accessible MUNI bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9- 
San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49-Van Ness/Mission, and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F- 
Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more information about MUNI accessible 
services, call 415-923-6142. There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the 
vicinity of the meeting location. The Civic Center Garage, entrance on the south side of 
McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets, includes bicycle racks in view of a 
parking attendant. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. 
A bicycle rack is located outside the main entrance to 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place. The 
Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and 
Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) 
please contact Debra Reed (Council Secretary) at (415) 701-4666 at least two business days 
before the meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, 
environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public 
meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based 
products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices 
are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from 
the meeting room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, 
or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 



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Commissions, boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct 
the peoples' business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the 
people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 



Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection 
and copying at 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7th floor, during regular business hours. Notices of Meetings and 
Agendas are posted on MUNI's Web site at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices of meetings 
and agendas, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San 
Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby 
by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San 
Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415-554-7854 or by e-mail 
at frank darby(5)ci. sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy 
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City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) 



FINAL MINUTES 

Of 
Regular Meeting 



Thursday, November 2, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
OCT - 3 2007 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



1. Call to Order / Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The regular meeting of the Municipal 
Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) was called to order at 5:42 
p.m., Thursday, November 2, 2006. Steve Ferrario (Vice Chair) presided. A quorum was 
present including the following: 

MTA CAC Members Present at Roll Call: Steve Ferrario (Vice Chair), Griffith Humphrey, 
Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver, and Jamison Wieser. 

MTA CAC Members Present, but absent at Roll Call: Joan Downey arrived at 5:50 
p.m., and Daniel Murphy arrived at 6:06 p.m. 

MTA CAC Absent: Mary Burns, Art Cimento, Sue Cauthen, and Emily Drennen. 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [MUNI] and Department of Parking 
and Traffic [DPT]) Present: Janet Michaelson (MTA CAC Liaison), Marisa Espinosa (MTA 
- Manager, Strategic Policy Initiatives), Deborah Denison (MTA - Information Technology), 
and Debra Reed (MTA CAC Secretary). 

Community Representatives Present: Edward Mason 

2. Adopt the MTA CAC Minutes of October 5, 2006: 

Motion to adopt the MTA CAC minutes for October 2006 by Daniel Weaver, with 
corrections. 

2 nd by Griffith Humphrey 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Ferrario (Acting Chair), Humphrey, Oka, Perez, Rolfe, 

Vincent, Weaver, and Wieser). 

3. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: 

None 

4. Report of the Chair: Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 




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Thursday, November 2, 2006 

Mr. Murphy, Bruce Oka and Norman Rolfe participated in press conference regarding the 
allowing of disabled, seniors, and youth fast pass holders to ride BART for free within San 
Francisco city limits. 

The next full CAC meeting will be held December 7, 2006, but no other CAC committee 
meetings will be held during the month of December. 

5. Staff Report: Janet Michaelson 

Ms. Michaelson reviewed November's staff report. 
Staff-Initiated Items 

6. Strategic Planning Workshop Update (Discussion) Marisa Espinosa 

Ms. Espinosa reviewed the Strategic Planning process using the handout titled Strategic 
Planning Support for MTA Balance Scorecard Development, for the special MTA meeting that 
was to be held on November 3, 2006. 

7. Service Standards Update (Discussion) Debra Denison 

Ms. Denison reviewed goals and results using handouts MTA Service Standards - 4 th Quarter 
Report FY06, Summary of FY06 4 th Q Service Standards, and 4 th Quarter Report FY06 
Service Standards - November 1, 2006. Ms. Denison announced that a presentation from 
Bonnie Nelson could be scheduled at the next CAC meeting. 

Questions and Comments from the CAC 

Bruce Oka: 

The fare evasion problem is further exasperated when drivers encourage patrons to board 
through backdoors. Response: POP officers were being hired and trained to reverse the 
problem. Dan Murphy added that it would be good to see a breakout report on fare evasion 
contacts itemizing both the number of warnings and the number of citations. 

Dorris Vincent: 

Revenue was being lost through continued use of buses for service with broken fare boxes? 
Response: Ms. Denison will research the policy regarding use of buses with broken fare 
boxes. 

Steve Ferrario: 

What was the reason for the aberration in the Cable car results during the 3 rd quarter? Ms. 
Denison will research the raw data. 

For section 2a of the report, PCCs should consistently be listed separately from LRVs. 

Maintenance personnel in 7a and 9a of the report should increase since the PCC fleet was 
expecting an increase of 11 additional cars. Mr. Murphy assigned the comment as an item 
for discussion/action at the EMSC meeting. 

Jamison Wieser: 



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FINAL Minutes of Regular Meeting 
Thursday, November 2, 2006 

Improved Public Information at 5d of the report did not specify the measuring process. 
Response: A better measuring plan and outreach are needed. The web page is currently 
being updated with improvements. 

Joan Downey: 

Ms. Downey was interested in seeing coefficient numbers for on-time performances. 
Response: Ms. Denison agreed to share the information. 

Ms. Downey commented that she would like to see the Daily Operation Report for LRVs in 
graph form. 

Dorris Vincent: 

The T-line should be tested on a day during a ball game. Mr. Wieser commented that the 
T-line had the exclusive right-of-way with light signal priority. Mr. Ferrario added that the 
up coming Emerald Bowl ball game scheduled for the evening of December 27, 2006 would 
be a perfect time to test traffic conditions. 

Public Comment 

Edward Mason: 

Regarding the Service Standards' mean for LRVs in connection with distance between miles 
and failures, would that number increase with the anticipation of the 3 rd Street opening? 
Response: Progress had been noted. Also retrofitted Bredas were being phased into the 
LRV fleet. 

Council-Initiated Items 

8. Committee Reports: 

None 

9. Council Members' Questions and Comments: 

Joan Downey: 

Ms. Downey reported on Supervisor Mirkarimi's November 1, 2006, Town Hall meeting 
where community concerns were expressed regarding the N Judah and the 44 
O'Shaughnessy lines. 

Ms. Downey would like to see more aggressive enforcement on the part of POP Cops, 
including enforcing no eating on buses and no feet allowed on seats. Mr. Murphy assigned 
this as an item for discussion/action to the OCSC. 

While attending the Marathon, fares were lost as crowds of people were loading onto trains 
without paying. Fare collectors should be available to collect fares during heavily attended 
events. 

The 553-1200 menu no longer offered the option to stay on the line for all other questions. 

Ms. Downey would like to see completion date information as to when information requests 
were resolved. 



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Thursday, November 2, 2006 

♦ Forrest Hill Station still has no directional sign posted on the street curb instructing 
patrons where to inter in order to ride the K, L, and M trains. 

♦ What ever happened to Mi Gauchau's letter regarding parking at 19 th Avenue and 
Irving Street? 

Jamison Wieser: 

Mr. Wieser pointed out that the Glenn Park station had no directional sign posted on the 
street curb instructing patrons where to inter in order to ride the J Church train or Muni. 

When will the graffiti problem at Duboce be cleaned? Response: Debra Reed reported that 
Painters were ready and waiting for clearance from Central Control due to overhead wiring 
and a construction project in the same area. 

The areas surrounding the new shorter signs marking the Powell Street station were not 
aesthetically prepared, thus exposing graffiti, grim, and old paint chips that were concealed 
by the previous larger signs. 

Supervisor Maxwell and Executive Director Nat Ford hosted a press tour along the 3 rd Street 
light rail. The community seemed to be very pleased with the project. 

Dorris Vincent: 

Ms. Vincent has still not seen the artwork of the youth that was to be featured at 3 rd Street 
light rail platforms. Response: Mr. Wieser reported that the artwork would be posted 
during the completion stages of the project. 

10. Agenda Planning for the Next CAC Meeting: 

Thursday, December 7, 2006, 5:30 p.m., at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 
3074 

11. Adjournment 7:29 p.m. 

Attachments: 

Agenda Item 2 - 

MTA CAC minutes for October 2006 

Agenda Item 5- 

November 2006 Staff report 

Agenda Item 6 - 

Strategic Planning Support for MTA Balance Scorecard Development 
November 3, 2006 

Agenda Item 7 - 

MTA Service Standards - 4 th Quarter Report FY06 

Summary of FY06 4 th Q Service Standards 

4 th Quarter Report FY06 Service Standards - November 1, 2006 

Agenda Item 9 - 

Responses to CAC Information Requests - November 2, 2006 

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Thursday, November 2, 2006 

Responses to questions raised at the October 18, 2006 Finance Committee Meeting 
October 31, 2006 



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City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 



Notice of Rescheduled Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Monday, December 4, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 7080 

San Francisco, California 

Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, 

Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, 
Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver, and 

Jamison Wieser 
(1 Vacancy) 



to. z 

i 

/*/»(> Committees: 



Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, and Bruce Oka 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, and Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chair), Mary F. Burns, Sue Cauthen, Daniel Murphy, and Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Bruce Oka (Chair), Emily Drennen, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

DEC 1 2006 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 

The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

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City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

AGENDA 
Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Monday December 4, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 7080 

San Francisco, California 



Item # 


Item 


Estimated 

Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Adopt Minutes of November 2, 2006 [Attachment] 
(Discussion/Action) 


5:33 


3. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction 
of the Council not on the agenda. 


5:35 


4. 


Report of the Chair (Discussion) 
Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 


5:40 


5. 


Staff Report (Discussion) 

Janet Michaelson (MTA CAC Staff Liaison) 


5:45 


Staff-Initiated Items 


6. 


STA Fund Expenditure for 3 rd Street Shortfall (Discussion) 

Carter Rohan and/or Sonali Bose 


5:50 


7. 


Proposed Young Adult Fare and Possible Fiscal 

Impacts(Discussion) 
Judson True 


6:10 


8. 


CAC Attendance Policy/ Proposed Revision of CAC Rules of 

Order(Discussion) 


6:25 


9. 


Recommendation from a CAC Committee 
Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

(Discussion/Action) 

Motion 112006.01 The MTA CAC recommends that MUNI establish an 
electronic data base that contains "lessons learned" about fleet 
maintenance and operations for future procurement. 


6:40 


Council-Initiated Items 


10. 


Committee Reports 


6:45 


11. 


Council Members' Questions and Comments 


6:50 



12. 


Agenda planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively 
Scheduled: 

Thursday, January 4, 2006, 5:30pm, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 
Conference Room 3074 


6:55 


13. 


Adjournment 


7:00 



Attachments: 

Agenda Item #2: Attachment - Minutes from November 2, 2006 meeting 
Agenda Item #5: Attachment - Staff Report 
Agenda Item # 6: Attachment - MTAB Draft Resolution STA Funds 
Agenda Item #8: Attachment- Board Resolution No. 502-06; MTAB Draft Resolution 
Attendance Policy; CAC Rules of Order 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public 
Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website 
at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public 
inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave, 7 th Floor, during regular business 
hours. 



Disability Access 

This Meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 7080, San Francisco. From the 1st floor 
lobby, take the elevator to the 7th Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and MUNI Metro station is Civic Center. Accessible 
MUNI bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49-Van Ness/Mission, 
and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more information about 
MUNI accessible services, call 415-923-6142. There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of 
the meeting location. The Civic Center Garage, entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and 
Larkin Streets, includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is located 
outside the main entrance to 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side 
of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) please contact Janet 
Martinsen (Staff Liaison) at (415) 701-4666 at least two business days before the meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple 
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The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures 
that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and copying at 
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San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative 
Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 
Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415- 
554-7854 or by e-mail at frank darby@ici.sf.ca. us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Darby or by 
printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be 
required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report 
lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van 
Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their 
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City and County of San Francisco 

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FINAL MINUTES DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

of 
Regular Meeting OCT - 3 2007 

SAN FRANCISCO 

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Monday, December 4, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. 

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San Francisco, California 



1. Call to Order / Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The regular meeting of the Municipal 
Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) was called to order at 5:39 
p.m., Monday, December 4, 2006. Daniel Murphy (chair) presided. A quorum was present 
including the following: 

MTA CAC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice 
Chair), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Daniel Weaver, 
and Jamison Wieser. 

MTA CAC Members Present, but absent at Roll Call: Griffith Humphrey, Dorris Vincent 

MTA CAC Absent: Sue Cauthen, Emily Drennen, and Joan Downey. 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [MUNI] and Department of Parking 
and Traffic [DPT]) Present: Judson True (MTA CAC Manager Local Government 
Relations), Sonali Bose (MTA Finance Director), Carter Rohan (Transportation Planning & 
Development, Senior Director), and Janet Martinsen (MTA CAC Liaison). 

Community Representatives Present: None 

2. Adopt the MTA CAC Minutes of November 2, 2006: 

Motion to adopt the MTA CAC minutes for November 2006 by Bruce Oka. 
2 nd by Cesar Perez 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair), Ferrario, Mary Burns, Cimento, Oka, 
Perez, Rolfe, Weaver, and Wieser). 

3. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: 

None 

4. Report of the Chair: Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 




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Thursday, December 4, 2006 

SFMTA Executive Director/CEO Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. will be responding in January 2007 to 
a discussion with Daniel Murphy and Steve Ferraho regarding re-sequencing of trains 
leaving the Embarcadero Station. 

There will be a soft launch of the 3 rd Street LRV line on January 13, 2007. Janet Martinsen 
will be arranging a tour for the CAC of the new 3 rd Street line. 

5. Staff Report: Janet Martinsen 

Ms. Martinsen distributed and reviewed the staff report, TEP December Open-House 
invitation, and the quarterly report. 

Staff-Initiated Items 

6. STA Fund Expenditure for 3 rd Street Shortfall: Carter Rohan and Sonali Bose 

Mr. Rohan began by distributing the new organization explaining the progress of the merger 
between the Transportation Planning department with the Development department. 

Ms. Bose and Mr. Rohan explained that due to the emergency situation of the Operation 
deficit, the STA Fund may be redirected toward pressing expenses other than those 
recommended by the CAC with Motion 092106.02. Mr. Murphy will again present the CAC's 
recommendations at the December 5, 2006 MTA Board meeting. 

On the other hand, items listed on Motion 092106.02 may also qualify for I-Bond money. 

7. Proposed Young Adult Fare and Possible Fiscal Impacts: Judson True 

During the City Operations and Neighborhood Services Committee Supervisors Jake 
McGoldrick and Sean Elsbernd urged the MTA Board to adopt discount fares for 18 to 24 
year-old patrons, based on efforts from Youth Commission, Chairperson Igra Anjum and a 
group of students. 

The program would become part of the MTA budget process. The annual financial impact 
was estimated to be $5.7 million. No source had yet been identified for yearly funding. 

8. CAC Attendance Pol icy/ Proposed Revision of CAC Rules of Order: 

A resolution urging each City board, commission, or advisory body to adopt an internal 
policy regarding members' meeting attendance was adopted by the Board of Supervisors 
and signed by Mayor Gavin Newsom on August 17, 2006. The SFMTA CAC is an exception 
since it is a chartered body created by the City Charter and not created by the Board of 
Supervisor. Mr. Murphy was interested in making proposed amendments to the attendance 
policy in the MTA CAC Rules of Order. An ad hoc committee was formed with volunteers 
Daniel Murphy, Dorris Vincent, Bruce Oka, and Mary Burns. 

9. Recommendation from a CAC Committee Operations & Customer Service 
Committee (OCSC): 

Joan Downey, chairperson of the OCSC committee, was not available for this item. It was 
decided to continue the item at the next the CAC meeting. 



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Thursday, December 4, 2006 

Council-Initiated Items 

10. Committee Reports: 

EMSC: Mr. Murphy appointed Jamison Wieser to replace Steve Ferrario as a committee 
member until further notice. 

PMC: 

♦ Bruce Oka highlighted points from a Translink presentation by Jake Avidon. Current 
software would not support Para transit. 

♦ Former Mayor Willie Brown has been mediating the dispute between Muni and Taxi 
regarding Para transit debit card, but there still had not been any progress. 

11. Council Members' Questions and Comments: 

♦ Norman Rolfe commented on fare box coverage. 

♦ Mary Burns: 

o 30-year-old temporary sheds at West Portal had finally been removed. 

o When will restrooms in Muni Metro station be open again? 

o Ms. Burns E-mailed 3 complaints to Muni Central about a 17 Merced Muni driver, ID 
number, driver description, who continues to use the wrong lane, a LRV lane at the 
St. Francis Circle to proceed to Junipero Serra. Janet Martinsen requested Ms. Burns 
send her a copy of her complaint and she would track it for a response. 

♦ Daniel Weaver had not received any responses to his complaints during the last year. 
Janet Martinsen agreed to investigate the complaint response policy. 

♦ Dorris Vincent, along with other CAC members asked what was the policy regarding 
restrooms being closed to the public. 

12. Agenda Planning for the Next CAC Meeting: 

Mr. Murphy will reschedule the January 4, 2007 meeting. 

13. Adjournment: 7:45 p.m. 

Attachments: 

Agenda Item 2 - 

♦ MTA CAC minutes for November 2006. 

Agenda Item 5 - 

♦ December 2006 Staff Report. 

♦ TEP Transit Effectiveness Project Open House invitation for December 2006. 

Agenda Item 6 - 

♦ Resolution authorizing the MTA to accept and expend $25 million of STA funds. 

♦ FY07 Organization Chart merging the Transportation Planning department with the 
Development department. 

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Thursday, December 4, 2006 

Agenda Item 7 - 

♦ August 15, 2006 resolution adopted by the BOS regarding Committee Attendance Policy. 

♦ MTA CAC Rules of Order. 



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